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1) Object: For amateurs 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.
2) Contest Period: The Michigan QSO Party occurs on the Saturday of the third full weekend in April. The contest period runs from 1200 EDST to 2400 EDST (16Z Saturday until 04Z Sunday UTC). All stations may operate the full twelve hours.
3) Frequency Bands and Modes: CW and SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. Stations may be worked once per band and mode; i.e., K8CC may be worked on both 40 CW and 40 SSB for QSO points credit.
Tilt-N-Raise and Michigan QSO Party
The use of the Tilt-N-Raise antenna mount in the Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan QSO Party and the last thing you need to worry about is whether the antenna will stay upright during the Michigan 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 Michigan QSO Party or any other radio event.