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2007 Michigan QSO Party

K. Mark Hinkleman (NU8Z) on April 15, 2007
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It's that time of year again and you are invited to join in on the fun and participate in the 2007 Michigan QSO Party. This year�s MiQP will be held on Saturday, April 21st. The MiQP has always been a lot of fun, but this year there are a couple of added incentives that can only make a great event even better. In addition to the traditional plaques and certificates, the following will be offered.

Big MAC 50th Anniversary: This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, which links Michigan's lower and upper peninsulas. This year a certificate will be awarded to any entry which can spell the word MACKINAC using the first letter of the suffixes 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. Qualification for the award will be automatically verified during the log checking process for all entries. In addition to the regular call signs that you might hear in a typical MiQP, this year there will be many special event 3 letter call signs on the air.

MiQP Rookie of The Year: Also, this year in an effort to get some new Michigan blood involved in the event, there will be a "MiQP Rookie of The Year" plaque that will be awarded to the highest finishing Michigan single-op (fixed station or mobile) entry who has never participated in a MiQP before.

As you can see from the rules listed below, this is only a 12 hour event. Please consider getting on the air for the whole thing, or any portion of the 12 hour period. Any QSO�s that you can pass out will be greatly appreciated. We hope that you can get on the air and have some fun on April 21st. Please see for more details!

MiQP Rules:

Date /Time: Michigan QSO Party, sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, from 1600Z April 21st until 0400Z April 22nd. Stations may operate the full 12 hours. (12 noon to 12 midnight local Michigan time on April 21st) Modes and Categories: Phone and CW on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. Single-op, multi-op, and mobile categories. Single-op entries are categorized by output power, QRP (5W or less), Low Power (100W or less), and High Power (greater than 100W)

Multipliers: Work stations once per band and mode. Work other states and Michigan Stations. MI to MI QSO's are allowed. Work portables and mobiles again as they change county, state, or province.

Exchange: Exchange QSO number and location (county for MI stations, state/province or "DX" for others).

Scoring: One point per phone QSO, two points per CW QSO. Count multipliers once per mode. Multipliers are MI counties for all entries, plus states & provinces for MI entries only. Final score is total QSO points times total multipliers.

Freqs: Suggested frequencies: CW-3545, 7045, 14045, 21045, 28045; Phone-3800, 7200, 14250, 21300, 28450.

Log Submittal: Mail logs no later than 30 days after the contest to: Mad River Radio Club, c/o Dave Pruett, 2727 Harris Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 or via e-mail to

More Information: For complete rules, along with free logging software, log and summary sheets, see

73 es cu April 21st 2007 Mark NU8Z

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by KB3LIX on April 20, 2007 Mail this to a friend!
See you all starting at NOON tomorrow.

Good Luck !!!!!

I like the Macinac touch !
Makes it a bit more challenging.

bill KB3LIX
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