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Club Competition Update

Last weekend was Sweepstakes Phone and the bands were alive! Many MWA’ers battled for sweeps, with many coming out with all 84 (and a few coming up one or two short). MWA QSO totals and scores were up for the year! We’re hoping that MWA will be moving up the charts in the Unlimited Club Competition!! We’ve also got some great efforts and we might see many MWA stations in the Top Five charts in many categories!

Team South took the Pizza Point with a fine effort and huge activity! Over half the team was on the air for the weekend! Before we show the team results, here are the top MWA scores from our area. Not listed (due to being outside the club circle) was a fine effort by W0CN, operating at WH7Z! Dan scored 291,480 points and will surely be Top Five in his category! Great job Dan!

Here are the results:

  • Team South – 1,709,352 points – 35 active team members (53% of the team!)
  • Team North – 1,104,912 points – 27 active team members (32% of the team)
  • ALL MWA – 2,814,264 points (Up 23% over last year!) – 41% of the club active

Team South leads the Pizza Competition by a score of 3 pts – 1 pt.  This weekend is the big CQ WW DX CW Contest.  It runs from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday.  Band conditions will be up and 15M & 10M will be lots of fun!

Good luck to everyone in the DX Contest!

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