Wisconsin QSO Party

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It might be best to start off with a short description of what the WIQP is. This is our state QSO party in which hams try to contact as many other stations as possible during the contest period (7 hours on Sunday afternoon and evening in our case). Lots of other states have similar events but ours is one of the best in terms of in-state and out-of-state activity. During the WIQP, the rules for stations inside versus outside Wisconsin are slightly different. Hams located in Wisconsin can contact stations anywhere for credit (QSO points) while people outside of the state only work WI stations. Each of the 72 counties in Wisconsin counts as a score multiplier and for in-state participants other US states and Canadian provinces are multipliers as well. The exchange is your county if in Wisconsin and your state/province if outside. So the basic idea is to contact and accurately log as many stations as possible in as many different counties/states/provinces as possible.

Tilt-N-Raise and Wisconsin QSO Party

The use of the Tilt-N-Raise antenna mount in the Wisconsin QSO Party event is a great idea. You can use the Tilt-N-Raise to get your antenna up in short order and then you can concentrate on getting the rest of your gear operational. Think of the extra Wisconsin counties you and your group (if you are in one) can have in the logs. The antenna is a major part of an amateur radio station operating in Wisconsin QSO Party and the last thing you need to worry about is whether the antenna will stay upright during the Wisconsin QSO Party. If you have yet to buy a Tilt-N-Raise then just use our link to order a Tilt-N-Raise for yourself, then you can rest easy while working the Wisconsin QSO Party or any other radio event.