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Michigan QSO Party

K. Mark Hinkleman (NU8Z) on April 13, 2008
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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 2008 Michigan QSO Party. This years MiQP will be held on Saturday, April 19th. 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 QSOs that you can pass out will be greatly appreciated. We hope that you can get on the air and have some fun on April 19th.

Please see for more details!

MiQP Rules:

Date /Time: Michigan QSO Party, sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club, from 1600Z April 19th until 0400Z April 20th. Stations may operate the full 12 hours. (12 noon to 12 midnight local Michigan time on April 19th) 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 19th 2008 Mark NU8Z

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