MWA Club Competition

MWA Club Competition Team

MWA Club Competition Team consists of MWA members who reside or operate within MWA’s club competition circle. The club competition circle is a circle of 175 mile radius with center determined by the MWA Board of Directors and posted on MWA’s web site (currently 45.889403 ° N, 94.389417 ° W which is near St Cloud).

When submitting contest logs, Club Competition Team members must list MINNESOTA WIRELESS ASSN as their affiliated contest club for contests that have a club competition. Exception is the Minnesota QSO Party, members shall not list MWA as their affiliated club and instead may list a local club.

MWA Club Competition Team members must operate and submit at least one log each contest season to one of the events in the MWA Pizza Challenge. Failure to submit the minimum one log in a season will result in removal from the Club Competition Team the following season. When the individual becomes active again they can petition MWA’s score keeper or President for reinstatement to the Club Competition Team.

MWA Pizza Challenge

To help improve MWA’s club competition score, to encourage participation in contests, and to have more fun while contesting, MWA hosts the MWA Pizza Challenge. The Pizza Challenge is centered around select contests that have a club competition and the Minnesota QSO Party. For the competition, MWA Club Competition Team members are placed on internal teams to compete against each other during the contest season in select contests. The team winning the Pizza Challenge will have its pizza paid for by the other teams at MWA’s annual fall meeting.

Currently only MWA Club Competition Team members are eligible to participate in the MWA Pizza Challenge. Club Competition Team members must submit their score and log to ARRL, CQ or Minnesota QSO Party for their score to count in the Team Competition.

Contests currently included in the MWA Pizza Challenge are:

  • CQWW RTTY (fourth full weekend in September)
  • CQWW Phone (last full weekend in October)
  • ARRL SS CW (first full weekend in November)
  • ARRL SS Phone (third full weekend in November)
  • CQWW CW (last full weekend in November)
  • ARRL 160 Meter (first full weekend in December)
  • ARRL 10 Meter (second full weekend in December)
  • ARRL RTTY Roundup (first full weekend in January but never January 1st)
  • Minnesota QSO Party (first Saturday in February)
  • ARRL International DX CW (third full weekend in February)
  • ARRL International DX Phone (first full weekend in March)