MN QSO Party Mobile Operations



Planned route: Carver, Wright, Meeker, Kandiyohi, Chippewa, Swift, Stevens, Pope, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Wilkins, Traverse, Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, McLeod

APRS Tracking: K0PC-9

I'm looking forward to the 20th MN QSO Party, operating as KØM this year. The route covers a swath of West Central Minnesota.

I will operate 40M & 20M CW only from each county. Look for 80M at the beginning and end of the contest.












Planned route: Anoka, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Benton, Sherburne, Wright

APRS Tracking: K0MPH-10


I am a solo operator planning to make stops in each county with operation alternating between 40 and 20 meters CW. I may be on 80 meters for the first and last counties. See you in the pile-ups.

73 Roger KØMPH









Planned route: Brown, Nicollet, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted

Planned times:

  • Brown 1400-1500z
  • Nicollet 1530-1630z
  • Blue Earth 1700-1800z
  • Waseca 1830-1930z
  • Steele 2000-2100z
  • Dodge 2130-2230z
  • Olmsted 2300-2400z

CW only, will start on 80M, then 40, 20, 15, and 10 and if time allows, will cycle through again. Will be running QRP to a portable inverted vee with parallel line and a tuner, with the center up about 25'. Tune by and give me a call!

Dan, ke0tt (ex ke0g)





Planned Route: Carver, McLeod, Sibley, Renville, Nicollet, Brown, Watonwan, Cottonwood, Redwood, Murray, Lyon, Lincoln, Pipestone, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Martin, Faribault, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Freeborne, Mower, Dodge, Goodhue, Rice, Dakota, Scott

I've got the cables all checked (no mouse chewing) and I think I'm ready for MNQP. I'll be operating on-the-fly on 20 Meter SSB. I'm going to stake out 14.256 MHz as my freq and see if I can hold it for the contest. If I'm near your town, give me a shout!

I hope to work everyone 28 times and hand out "H" to everyone on SSB! 





Planned Route: Aitkin, Itasca, Cass, Hubbard, Beltrami, Clearwater, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching

APRS Tracking: N0EO-9

I will be doing the Northern route again this year.  Aitkin, Itasca, Cass, Hubbard, Beltrami, Clearwater, Polk, Menohmen,
Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, and Koochiching.  CW and phone as condx permit.
The call will be NØE and the name is Neo.

73, Doug AAØAW









Planned Route: Freeborn, Faribault, Martin, Jackson, Nobles, Rock, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Waseca(2), Le Sueur, Rice, Scott, Hennepin


APRS Tracking: NR0T-9


CW only.









Planned Route: Nicollet, Sibley, Le Sueur, Scott, Rice, Dakota, Goodhue, Wabasha, Olmsted, Winona, Fillmore, Houston

APRS Tracking: W0ZQ-15

20M and 40M CW from each stop. Also 80M CW fro the early stops and the late stops. I expect to be in each county for about 30 minutes before moving on. Maybe 20M and 40M SSB as I drive, tbd.

73, Jon WØZQ/m







Planned Route: Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Fillmore, Mower, Olmsted, Dodge, Goodhue

KØF will be mobile from Wabasha, Winona, Houston, and Fillmore. I will be working SSB, NØBUI on CW with KØCID doing the driving. This will be the first time HF mobile and contesting for us.

Roger, KIØF










Planned Route: Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Carlton, Aitkin, Crow Wing, Cass, Todd, Morrison, Benton, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Pine, Carlton, St. Louis

APRS Tracking: NU0W-9

Pull up your hip waders! Not necessarily because of the snow... The dynamic duo of Gary NU0W and Jeff KC0MKS will be back on the road again in the Woolly Mammoth. Look for us on APRS as NU0W-9... We will be resonating on 20m, 40m, 80m and 160m SSB somewhere close to the appointed frequencies and times

Pictured is Commander Jeff (left) and Captain Gary (right). Looking forward to working you! 73!
-Jeff and Gary



Planned Route: Isanti, Chisago, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Benton, Morrison, Todd, Stearns, Kandyohi, Meeker, Stearns, Wright, Sherburne, Anoka

 Sean, KØXQ, and I will activate these counties during the first five hours of MNQP on CW only, and likely 20M and 40M. Look for us in the last two+ hours operating as a Multi/2 from Anoka County using KØM.











Planned route: Itasca, Cass, Hubbard, Beltrami, Clearwater, Polk, Red Lake, Polk again, Mahnomen, Norman, Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Cass again, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Aitkin, Pine, Carlton, St. Louis, Lake

APRS Tracking: N0IJ-9

All times in local CST.  All CW with few ssb shots as time available. 
08:00--ITA, CAS--08:15, HUB--08:45,  BEL--09:00, CLE--09:20, POL--09:35, RDL--10:06, POL (again)--10:26, MAH--10:45, NOR--11:05, CLA--11:28, BEC--11:53, OTT--12:23, WAD--12:53, TOD--01:13, MOR--01:33, CAS (again)--02:04, CRO--02:19, MIL--02:45, KNB--03:21, AIT--03:41, PIN--03:56, CRL--04:26, STL--04:51, LAK--05:30.  No Cook county this year--coved by M/M. 
John Baumgarten, NØIJ op  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Terry VanDell, WØTVD driver




Planned route: Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Wright

APRS Tracking: W9FZ-15

Swift 0800 - 0845L (1400 - 1445Z) Lac Qui Parle 0945 - 1030L (1545 - 1630Z) Yellow Medicine1045 - 1130L (1645 - 1730Z) Chippewa 1230 - 1330L (1830 - 1930Z) Kandiyohi 1430 - 1515L (2030 - 2115Z) Meeker 1530 - 1615L (2130 - 2215Z) Wright 1715 - 1800L (2315 - 2400Z)

Janice and I will be out as W9FZ/m (name "Jan") on a 7-county rove for MNQP. We continue to pick new counties with the ultimate goal of having visited "all of 'em". So far: http://w9fz.com/hamtrips/images/mnqpw9fz17a.jpg

We will be all SSB and mostly on 20m. We will try 40 but it's been really tough for us in the past. On 20m, we have real trouble finding open freqs (SSB) so a mobile window would be quite welcome to us. We do not operate on the fly--we only operate while stationary in a new county. So we never hold a freq all day.




APRS Tracking: W0ZDT

Planned route: Yellow Medicine, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Swift, Stevens, Pope, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Wilkins, Traverse, Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine

Barry (KCØLMX) and myself (WØZDT) will be operating mobile again this year for the MN QSO Party. This year we'll be using the call sign NØT
We will be following a pattern similar to what we've done in years past, dubbed the "Laughing Pig" route. We plan on operating 40m SSB until around 11am, and then switching over to 20m SSB. APRS beacon will be WØZDT.



Planned Route: Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Olmsted, Dodge, Mower, Freeborn, Faribault, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Rice, Le Sueuer, Scott, Carver, Wright

APRS Tracking: KC0DMF-9

Craig KCØDMF, Frank NØSFF and Kevin NØXWJ are excited to be doing MNQP again this year. We have a personal goal to operate from all 87 counties in Minnesota (we currently have 65). Follow along as we go after the SE counties.



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