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2010 Michigan QSO Party Sponsored by The Mad River Radio Club
What Is The Michigan QSO Party? An on-the-air operating event to allow stations outside the state of Michigan to make contact with as many Michigan stations as possible. Non-Michigan stations may work only Michigan stations, while Michigan stations may contact anyone.
What Is The Operating Objective In The Michigan QSO Party? For Michigan stations, it is to work as many stations as possible in as many states, provinces, and Michigan counties as possible.
Results from the 2009 Michigan QSO Party • 303 entries received, up 20% since 2007 • Over 39,000 QSOs reported • Almost 3,600 different stations involved • All 83 MI counties were active Continuation of Activity Growth In Recent Years
When Is The Michigan QSO Party and What Is the Operating Period? Saturday of the third full weekend in April Noon to Midnight Local Time (16Z - 04Z) April 17, 2010
What Bands and Modes Can Be Used In The Michigan QSO Party? 80 thru 10 Meters, CW & SSB A station may be worked once on each band, on phone and CW
What Are The Entry Categories In The Michigan QSO Party? • Single Operator • QRP (5 watts or less) • Low Power (100W or less) • High Power (Over 100W) • Separate awards are issued for each single operator category
What Are The Entry Categories In The Michigan QSO Party? • Multi-Operator • Single Transmitter • Multiple Transmitters • Separate awards are issued for each multi- operator category
What Are The Entry Categories In The Michigan QSO Party? • Mobile • Solo Operator – One operator alone • Multi-Operator – More than one op • Only one transmitter, 100W or less • Can operate from multiple counties, starting over from each one, with all counties totaled as one entry
What Is The Exchange In The Michigan QSO Party? • Michigan stations send a sequential serial number and county • Non-Michigan stations send a sequential serial number and their state or province
How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? • Each non-duplicate CW QSO is worth two points • Each non-duplicate SSB QSO is worth one point
How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? • Multipliers: • For Michigan Stations: • 49 US States (excludes Michigan) • 14 Canadian Provinces • 83 Michigan Counties • For non-Michigan Stations: • 83 Michigan Counties
How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? Fixed Stations The total number of QSO points is multiplied by the number of multipliers worked on each mode (phone and CW)
How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? Mobile Stations The total number of QSO points from all counties activated is multiplied by the number of unique multipliers worked overall
Submitting A Log For The Michigan QSO Party • Paper log, multiplier and summary forms are available in the handout. • MiQP is supported by the NA, TRLog, N3FJP and EI5DI contest logging programs. • Free versions of the NA and EI5DI logging programs are available from the MiQP web site at http://www.miqp.org.
NA Logging Screen http:/www.miqp.org
Submitting A Log For The Michigan QSO Party • Paper logs, or electronic logs on 3-1/2” floppy disks should be mailed to: • Electronic logs can be e-mailed to: Mad River Radio Club 2727 Harris Road Ypsilanti, MI 48198 LOGS@miqp.org Results will be posted to the MiQP web page http://www.miqp.org
Michigan QSO Party Plaque Program • High Score - MI Single Operator - High Power • High Score - MI Single Operator - Low Power • High Score - MI Single Operator - QRP • High Score - MI Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter • High Score - MI Multi-Operator Multi-Transmitter • High Score - MI Mobile – Solo Operator • High Score - MI Mobile – Multi-Operator • High Score - Michigan Club • High Score - Non-MI Single Operator – Eastern Region • High Score - Non-MI Single Operator – Western Region • High Score – Michigan EOC Station
Michigan QSO Party Certificate Program • Michigan: • Certificate to the top single operator entry in each county making at least 50 QSOs. • Certificates to the top three solo and multi-op mobile entries. • Certificates to the top three limited and un-limited multi-op entries. • Out-state: • Certificate to the top entry from each state or province making at least 25 QSOs.
Michigan Club Competition Scores attributed to any Michigan amateur radio club will be credited towards that club. All Michigan clubs with at least two credited scores will be included in an overall ranking of those scores with a plaque awarded to the club with the highest score. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CLUB NAME IN YOUR ELECTRONIC ENTRY FILE OR ON THE SUMMARY SHEET WITH YOUR ENTRY.
Michigan QSO Party Tips To Do Well and Have Fun • A big station is not necessary to do well. Most single-op stations are using simple antennas. • Most activity is on 40M during daylight and 80M during darkness. • Operate both CW and SSB to maximize QSOs and the all-important multipliers. • Watch for the mobiles, who can be re-worked when they change counties.
MiQP Record Scores From Michigan Single-Operator High Power 2008 N8SS WAYN 880 Q 186 m = 240,684 Single-Operator Low Power 2008 K9TM/8 MONR 778 Q 166 m = 183,098 Single-Operator QRP 2009 K8MM GENE 416 Q 134 m = 96,480 Multi-Operator, Single-Transmitter 2009 K8EPV STCL 840 Q 170 m = 187,000 Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter 2009 K8XXX BARR 2470 Q 225 m = 726,525 Mobile, Solo-Operator 2005 W1NN/8 12 cty 591 Q 109 m = 118,701 Mobile, Multi-Operator 2003 K8CC 25 cty 978 Q 135 m = 234,090
Multi-Operator MiQP Operate from home… Or in the field
GPS Temporary Rig Location MiQP Mobiling K8CC/m Operating Position
AA8U/m K9TM/m K8CC/m MQP 2000 MRRC Mobiles All 83 Counties W8RU/m K8XXX/m
2010 Michigan QSO Party Saturday, April 17, 2010 Noon to Midnight, Local Time (16Z - 04Z) Information packages will be available after the meeting