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Club Competition Update

I wanted to get the ARRL DX Phone results out so everyone could focus on the QSO Parties this weekend and getting ready for summer antenna/station improvements.

In the Team Competition, it was more of the same. Team South had a larger percentage of their team on the air and that translated to another Pizza Point. Here are the results:

  • Team South – 4,254,704 points (Up 256.01% over last year!) – 33 active members (49% of the team!)
  • Team North – 773,313 points (Down 17.11% from last year) – 13 active members (23% of the team)
  • Team Hennepin – 344,880 points (Down 69.68% from last year) – 7 active members (17% of the team)
  • OVERALL MWA – 5,372,897 points (Up 64.53% over last year!) – 53 active members (32% of the club)

For the entire year, MWA had more points then last year. A great job by all during our Covid year! We ended with 75,132,523 points, up about 1% over last year! Congrats to everyone who got on the air!

Team South wins the Pizza in a repeat victory of last year. It’s been a while since we had a repeat winner. Can Team South pull off the rare three-peat?! That will be a monumental challenge. While South will be gunning for the three-peat, Teams North and Hennepin have the easier path to 2021-2022 pizza glory.

Congrats to everyone on a great year of competition (and fun!). Let’s get all our stations tuned up for next year!

73, Rich NØHJZ

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One Million Points

A few of you asked me to share how to get to a million points in the contest season. You need to make an effort to be active in all 11 contests in our contest season. I think that, with a minimal station, and some BIC time, everyone in MWA could do this. Here is the formula:

  • CQWW RTTY – 300 QSO’s x 75 mults (average QSO worth 2 pts) = 45,000 points
  • CQWW DX Phone – 400 QSO’s x 200 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 200,000 points
  • Sweepstakes CW – 350 QSO’s x 75 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 52,500 points
  • Sweepstakes Phone – 350 QSO’s x 75 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 52,500 points
  • CQWW DX CW – 400 QSO’s x 200 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 200,000 points
  • ARRL 160 Meter Contest – 250 QSO’s x 50 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 25,000 points
  • ARRL 10 Meter Contest – 300 QSO’s x 60 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 45,000 points
  • ARRL RTTY Round-Up – 400 QSO’s x 50 mults (QSO’s worth 1 pt) = 20,000 points
  • Minnesota QSO Party – 400 QSO’s x 60 mults (QSO’s worth 2 pts) = 48,000 points
  • ARRL DX CW – 350 QSO’s x 150 mults (QSO’s worth 3 pts) = 157,500 points
  • ARRL DX Phone – 350 QSO’s x 150 mults (QSO’s worth 3 pts) = 157,500 points

FULL YEAR TOTAL = 1,003,000 points

You’ll need to work all three modes. You can go with low power or high power. You can run assisted to add to your multiplier count. You just need to get on the air and spend some time making QSO’s! If anyone needs more help getting their station ready for the contest season, let me know.

I hope this helps more stations earn their certificates at next years meeting and enjoy the contest season more!

73, Rich NØHJZ