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Minnesota QSO Party Rules:
MN stations work everyone; all other W/VE & DX work MN stations. Work stations once per band & mode. MN mobiles may be worked once per band & mode from each county, & MN mobiles may work stations once per band & mode from each county.
HF classes: 160m-10m (excluding WARC bands).
VHF Classes: 6M and above.
Phone (SSB/FM both count as Phone)
CW (CW/RTTY/PSK all count as CW)
A station may be worked once on both CW and Phone mode on each band.
Use of Packet or Telnet spotting networks is permissible in all categories but no self-spotting is allowed.
Tilt-N-Raise and Minnesota QSO Party
The use of the Tilt-N-Raise antenna mount in the Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota QSO Party and the last thing you need to worry about is whether the antenna will stay upright during the Minnesota 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 Minnesota QSO Party or any other radio event.