Attention Michigan Amateurs!!!!
†It's that time of year again! Itís time to gear it up and get ready for the 2007 Michigan QSO Party.
The MiQP has something to offer for everyone and there is no shortage of reasons for joining in on the fun on April 21st, 2007.
The MiQP offers a great opportunity just to get on the HF bands, have some fun, and represent the great State of Michigan. The organizers of this event would like to see as many Michigan stations on the air as possible.† It is the activity of the Michigan stations that make this event a success. The MIQP activity has been growing each year
How about making this a club event?† This type of event is what itís all about. It is a group activity that can be a source enjoyment before, during and after the event! Members could submit individual or multi-op logs under their own call and the name of your club.† Hey, why not challenge another local area club or other groups or individuals within your club? The MiQP offers a great club plaque, but how about some awards within your club?
Those of you that take an active part in promoting amateur radio will recognize that the MiQP is just a great opportunity to expose some of your new or potential club members to HF activity. †There is nothing like getting on the air and being the center of attention because you are a Michigan station!
Sure, everyone likes to have fun, but there could also be a serious side to this event. The MIQP offers a great opportunity to practice your logistical and operational emergency communication skills. You could set up a mobile operation, a portable operation from your own or some other Michigan county, or just operate from the club or home station.†
† As you can see from the rules listed below, this is only a 12 hour event. Please consider getting on the air for the whole thing, or any portion of the 12 hour period.† You can operate from home, portable, or mobile. With the support of mobile and portable stations, we plan on having activity in all 83 counties.
Last but not least, we ask those of you that have participated in the MIQP to please help us get the word out and encourage other Michigan hams to participate and join the fun. The name of the game is to have fun and make Michigan "Radio Active" on April 21st. Hope to hear you on the air! See http://www.miqp.org for more details!
Date /Time:† Michigan QSO Party, sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, from 1600Z April 21st until 0400Z April 22nd.† Stations may operate the full 12 hours. (12 noon to 12 midnight local Michigan time on April 21st)
Modes and Categories:† Phone and CW on 80/40/20/15/10 meters.† Single-op, multi-op, and mobile categories. Single-op entries are categorized by output power, QRP (5W or less), Low Power (100W or less), and High Power (greater than 100W)
Multipliers:†† Work stations once per band and mode. Work other states and Michigan Stations. MI to MI QSO's are allowed. Work portables and mobiles again as they change county, state or province.
Exchange:† Exchange QSO number and location (county for MI stations, state/province or "DX" for others).
Scoring:† One point per phone QSO, two points per CW QSO.† Count multipliers once per mode. Multipliers are MI counties for all entries, plus states & provinces for MI entries only.† Final score is total QSO points times total multipliers.†
Freqs: Suggested frequencies: CW-3545, 7045, 14045, 21045, 28045; Phone-3800, 7200, 14250, 21300, 28450.†
Log Submittal: Mail logs no later than 30 days after the contest to: Mad River Radio Club, c/o Dave Pruett, 2727 Harris Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 or via e-mail to email@example.com
More Information: For complete rules, along with free logging software, log and summary sheets, see http://www.miqp.org
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