[CQ-Contest] 2010 MnQP County Coverage workbook posted...
Robert Chudek - K0RC
k0rc at citlink.net
Wed Feb 3 19:47:33 PST 2010
2010 Minnesota QSO Party participants...
I uploaded the latest version of the MnQP County Coverage Excel workbook here:
Take a look at the worksheet named "CHART". It shows mobile coverage on a 5-minute timeline, left to right. When two mobiles activate the same county, this overlap is highlighted in yellow. The other green tabs show the mobile itineraries in a variety of different tables. The yellow tabs are the individual estimated itineraries posted by the mobile operators.
If you have any trouble downloading this file, please let me know. This is a new web site for me and there was one instance where a file became scrambled for some unknown reason.
For stations outside MN working the QSO Party this weekend (Sat 8 am to 6 pm CST), this workbook can help you work a sweep of the 87 counties in our state. The mobiles are concentrating on the less populated areas so you will notice Ramsey and Washington counties are not covered. This is the St. Paul area and those counties will be covered by many fixed stations.
The MnQP rules can be found here: http://www.w0aa.org
Most mobiles will be equipped with APRS. You can track them in real-time here: http://www.w0aa.org/roverMaps.htm
Good luck and I hope to put you into my log!
73 de Bob - KØRC in MN (Chisago County)
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