[CQ-Contest] Michigan QSO Party This Weekend
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Thu Apr 16 20:24:15 PDT 2009
2009 MICHIGAN QSO PARTY
April 18-19, 2009
All contesters are invited to mark their calendars for Saturday, April
18, 2009 for the 2009 Michigan QSO Party (MiQP).
The operating period is a convenient twelve hours long, from noon EDST
time (1600Z) until midnight EDST (0400Z) in Michigan. Stations outside
of Michigan may only work Michigan stations, while Michigan stations may
work anybody. Activity takes place on the 80 thru 10 meter bands, on
both phone and CW. The exchange is simple: a sequential QSO number
(starting with 001) and your location (county for Michigan stations, and
state, province or "DX" for others). A station may be worked once per
band and mode, with CW QSOs counting two points and phone QSOs counting
one point (just like Field Day). For Michigan stations, multipliers are
states, provinces, and Michigan counties; for non-Michigan stations
multipliers are Michigan counties. Multipliers are counted once on
phone and once on CW. Final score is total QSO points times total
multipliers. See the MiQP website at http://www.miqp.org for complete
MiQP offers an extensive awards program, with handsome plaques awarded
for the in-state winners of the major categories. Certificates are
awarded for the top single-operator score in each Michigan county making
at least 50 QSOs, and for each non-MI state or province making at least
25 QSOs. There is a simultaneous club competition for Michigan and
non-Michigan clubs. There are also categories and awards for mobile and
There is a wealth of information about the Michigan QSO Party available
on the MiQP website at http://www.miqp.org, such as official log and
summary sheets, results from past years, and free logging software.
Questions about MiQP can be directed via e-mail to: miqp at miqp.org.
There is also an e-mail reflector for those interested in MiQP - details
are on the web site at http://www.miqp.org/MiQP_Reflector.htm.
We hope to see a great turnout of contesters on the air on April 18th!
MiQP Organizing Committee
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