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1 2015 Michigan QSO Party Sponsored by The Mad River Radio Club

2 What Is The Michigan QSO Party? An on-the-air operating event to allow stations outside the state of Michigan to make contact with as many Michigan stations as possible. Non-Michigan stations may work only Michigan stations, while Michigan stations may contact anyone.

3 What Is The Operating Objective In The Michigan QSO Party? For Michigan stations, it is to work as many stations as possible in as many states, provinces, and Michigan counties as possible.

4 Results from the 2013 Michigan QSO Party 299 entries received, up 69% since 2004 Over 44,000 QSOs reported Over 3,200 different stations involved All 83 MI counties were active Continuation of Activity Growth In Recent Years

5 When Is The Michigan QSO Party and What Is the Operating Period? Saturday of the third full weekend in April Noon to Midnight Local Time (16Z - 04Z) April 18, 2015 Saturday of the third full weekend in April Noon to Midnight Local Time (16Z - 04Z) April 18, 2015

6 What Bands and Modes Can Be Used In The Michigan QSO Party? 80 thru 10 Meters, CW & SSB A station may be worked once on each band, on phone and CW

7 What Are The Entry Categories In The Michigan QSO Party? Michigan Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less) Low Power (100W or less) High Power (Over 100W) Separate plaques are awarded for each single operator category

8 What Are The Entry Categories In The Michigan QSO Party? Michigan Multi-Operator Single Transmitter Multiple Transmitters Separate plaques are awarded for each multi-operator category

9 What Are The Entry Categories In The Michigan QSO Party? Michigan Mobile Solo Operator – One operator alone Multi-Operator – More than one op Only one transmitter, 100W or less Can operate from multiple counties, starting over from each one, with all counties totaled as one entry Separate plaques are awarded for each mobile category

10 What Is The Exchange In The Michigan QSO Party? Michigan stations send a sequential serial number and county Non-Michigan stations send a sequential serial number and their state or province Non-W/VE stations send a sequential serial number and “DX”

11 How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? Each non-duplicate CW QSO is worth two points Each non-duplicate SSB QSO is worth one point

12 How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? Multipliers (counted once per mode): For Michigan Stations: 49 US States (excludes Michigan) 13 Canadian Provinces 83 Michigan Counties “DX” for a non-W/VE station For non-Michigan Stations (W/VE or DX): 83 Michigan Counties

13 How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? Fixed Stations The total number of QSO points is multiplied by the number of multipliers worked on each mode (phone and CW)

14 How Is The Score Calculated In The Michigan QSO Party? Mobile Stations The total number of QSO points from all counties activated is multiplied by the number of unique multipliers worked overall

15 Submitting A Log For The Michigan QSO Party Paper log, multiplier and summary forms are available on the MiQP web site at MiQP is supported by the NA, TRLog, N1MM, N3FJP and EI5DI contest logging programs. Free versions of the NA and EI5DI logging programs are available from the MiQP web site.

16 NA Logging Screen

17 Submitting A Log For The Michigan QSO Party Paper logs should be mailed to: Electronic logs can be uploaded to the MiQP log submittal page at: Mad River Radio Club 2727 Harris Road Ypsilanti, MI Mad River Radio Club 2727 Harris Road Ypsilanti, MI Results will be posted to the MiQP web site

18 Michigan QSO Party Plaque Program High Score - MI Single Operator - High Power High Score - MI Single Operator - Low Power High Score - MI Single Operator - QRP High Score - MI Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter High Score - MI Multi-Operator Multi-Transmitter High Score - MI Mobile – Solo Operator High Score - MI Mobile – Multi-Operator High Score - Non-MI Single Operator – Eastern Region High Score - Non-MI Single Operator – Western Region High Score – Michigan EOC Station High Score - MI Single Operator - High Power High Score - MI Single Operator - Low Power High Score - MI Single Operator - QRP High Score - MI Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter High Score - MI Multi-Operator Multi-Transmitter High Score - MI Mobile – Solo Operator High Score - MI Mobile – Multi-Operator High Score - Non-MI Single Operator – Eastern Region High Score - Non-MI Single Operator – Western Region High Score – Michigan EOC Station

19 Michigan QSO Party Certificate Program Michigan: Certificate to the top single operator entry in each county making at least 50 QSOs. Certificates to the top three solo and multi- op mobile entries. Certificates to the top three limited and un- limited multi-op entries. Out-state: Certificate to the top entry from each state or province making at least 25 QSOs.

20 Michigan Club Competition Scores attributed to any Michigan amateur radio club will be credited towards that club. All Michigan clubs with at least two credited scores will be included in an overall ranking of those scores with a certificate awarded to the club with the highest score (both in-state and out-of-state). BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CLUB NAME IN YOUR ELECTRONIC ENTRY FILE OR ON THE SUMMARY SHEET WITH YOUR ENTRY.

21 Michigan QSO Party Tips To Do Well and Have Fun A big station is not necessary to do well. Most single-op stations are using simple antennas. Most activity is on 40M during daylight and 80M during darkness. Operate both CW and SSB to maximize QSOs and the all-important multipliers. Watch for the mobiles, who can be re- worked when they change counties.

22 MiQP Record Scores From Michigan Single-Operator High Power 2008N8SSWAYN880 Q186 m= 240,684 Single-Operator Low Power 2010N8MWASH662 Q201 m= 202,005 Single-Operator QRP 2010 K8MMGENE451 Q146 m= 118,990 Multi-Operator, Single-Transmitter 2012K8MQPLIVI763 Q206 m= 227,424 Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter 2012K8XXXBARR2450 Q233 m= 741,406 Mobile, Solo-Operator 2012W1NN/812 cty751 Q111 m= 154,290 Mobile, Multi-Operator 2013 K8MR/830 cty1479 Q120 m= 311,160

23 Multi-Operator MiQP Operate from home… Or in the field

24 MiQP Mobiling K8CC/m Operating Position GPS Temporary Rig Location

25 MQP 2000 MRRC Mobiles All 83 Counties AA8U/m K8CC/m K9TM/m W8RU/m K8XXX/m

26 2015 Michigan QSO Party Saturday, April 18, 2010 Noon to Midnight, Local Time (16Z - 04Z) Saturday, April 18, 2010 Noon to Midnight, Local Time (16Z - 04Z)


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