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The Illinois QSO Party is an 8-hour event, usually held on the third Sunday in October. The event is open to all amateur radio operators. The event uses 160 meters through 2 meters. CW contacts count 2 points each, while Phone contacts count 1 point each. Stations are divided into two groups: Illinois stations and non-Illinois stations. Stations inside IL try to work IL counties, states, and countries as multipliers. Stations outside IL try to work IL counties as multipliers. IL stations are further divided into fixed, mobile, or portable. For further information, check out the latest rules.
Tilt-N-Raise and Illinois QSO Party
The use of the Tilt-N-Raise antenna mount in the Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois QSO Party and the last thing you need to worry about is whether the antenna will stay upright during the Illinois 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 Illinois QSO Party or any other radio event.