[CQ-Contest] K6JSS/8 in Michigan QSO Party

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Fri Mar 25 16:16:39 PDT 2011

Note to all die-hard State QSO Party ops.  This will alert you that, in 
honor of the 50th anniversary, or Golden Jubilee, of the QRP Amateur 
Radio Club International (QRPARACI) we are lining up as many operators 
as possible to operate as K6JSS during the upcoming Michigan QSO Party, 
1600Z April 16 to 0400Z April 17.

Details of the Golden jubilee may be found at

Details of the MIQP may be found at http://www.miqp.org

So, if you work K6JSS/MECO at 1700Z, for example, that will  be me. If, 
you work K6JSS/8/MARQ at 1710Z, you might wonder how a mobile could 
cover the 400 or so miles in 10 minutes!  But, we won't be mobile. Most 
will be operating from home, and use the county designator to delineate 
among the various stations.  Legally, we could all operate as K6JSS, no 
suffix, but that could REALLY confuse the issue.  Some will want to 
include the /8/COUNty (recommended by QRP ARCI), others will adopt the 
convention of most mobiles and just operated as K6JSS/COUNty.

BTW, if anyone in this reflector wishes to volunteer, please let me know.

We still have 74 counties of the 83 in Michigan which we'd like to 
cover.  You needn't be a member of QRPARCI, or any other club.  The only 
requirement is that you be in the county (or operate portable in it, 
agree to run 5 watts or less, and submit a log to the overall 
coordinator of the effort, in addition to your log to the MIQP scoring team.

Oh? You like to run QRO?  100 Watts? 1500 Watts?  Let it be known that 
two ops (K8MM and KT8K) last year ran QRP and placed in the top 10 
overall for SOAB.  They beat out more than a hundred folks who were 
running much more power.  So, power isn't everything.

Let me know if you'd like to join to group of K6JSS ops during the 
Michigan QSO Party 2011.

73 de n8xx Hg
Operating K6JSS in MECOsta County during MIQP 2011

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