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One Million Points

After our meeting on Tuesday, a few of you asked me to share how to get to a million points in the contest season. You need to make an effort to be active in all 11 contests in our contest season. I think that, with a minimal station, and some BIC time, everyone in MWA could do this. Here is the formula:

  • CQWW RTTY - 300 QSO's x 75 mults (average QSO worth 2 pts) = 45,000 points
  • CQWW DX Phone - 400 QSO's x 200 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 200,000 points
  • Sweepstakes CW - 350 QSO's x 75 mults (QSO's worth 2 pts) = 52,500 points
  • Sweepstakes Phone - 350 QSO's x 75 mults (QSO's worth 2 pts) = 52,500 points
  • CQWW DX CW - 400 QSO's x 200 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 200,000 points
  • ARRL 160 Meter Contest - 250 QSO's x 50 mults (QSO's worth 2 pts) = 25,000 points
  • ARRL 10 Meter Contest - 300 QSO's x 60 mults (average QSO worth 2.5 pts) = 45,000 points
  • ARRL RTTY Round-Up - 400 QSO's x 50 mults (QSO's worth 1 pt) = 20,000 points
  • Minnesota QSO Party - 400 QSO's x 60 mults (QSO's worth 2 pts) = 48,000 points
  • ARRL DX CW - 350 QSO's x 150 mults (QSO's worth 3 pts) = 157,500 points
  • ARRL DX Phone - 350 QSO's x 150 mults (QSO's worth 3 pts) = 157,500 points

FULL YEAR TOTAL = 1,003,000 points

You'll need to work all three modes. You can go with low power or high power. You can run assisted to add to your multiplier count. You just need to get on the air and spend some time making QSO's! If anyone needs more help getting their station ready for the contest season, let me know.

I hope this helps more stations earn their certificates at next years meeting and enjoy the contest season more!

73, Rich NØHJZ