[CQ-Contest] Michigan QSO Party this coming weekend
k8cc at comcast.net
Tue Apr 17 00:21:29 EDT 2007
The Mad River Radio Club invites all amateurs to join in the Michigan
QSO Party this coming weekend, April 21, 2007 from 1600Z to 0400Z
Sunday, April 22. This is noon to midnight EDST (local Michigan) time
Historically, MiQP has a good turnout of Michigan stations for non-MI
stations to work. We have plans for a dozen or so mobile teams roaming
around the state, and a good number of fixed operations promised by
stations scattered around the state. All 83 counties have operations
planned, which would be the eight straight year that the state is
One additional attraction this year is the offering of the "Mackinac 50"
Award, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the completion of the
Mackinac Bridge, which joins the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the
state. Those outside of Michigan may not be award of the Mackinac
Bridge, which is the world's longest suspension bridge between
anchorages (8,614 feet). It is so long that it takes seven years to
paint as part of its regular maintenance. It's suspension towers rise
552 feet above the water, and it's suspension cables contain 42,000
miles of wire.
To celebrate the Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary, the Michigan QSO
Party is offering the "Mackinac 50" certificate bearing a likeness of
the bridge to any entry which can spell the word M-A-C-K-I-N-A-C using
the first letter of the suffixes of the callsigns of Michigan stations
worked. For example, K8MQP counts as an "M", W8C counts as a "C", etc.,
with each QSO counting as one letter instance. A number of Michigan
stations will be celebrating the occasion by using 1x1 callsigns with
suffixes to facilitate the spelling of "Mackinac". Qualification for
the Mackinac 50 award will be automatically verified during the log
checking process for all entries, and the certificate automatically
awarded at no cost to the entrant.
Full information, log/check/summary sheets and free logging software for
MiQP is available on the MiQP web site; http://www.miqp.org.
More information about MiQP will be announced during the week, leading
up to the event.
We hope to see a lot of you on the air this coming weekend.
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