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  • jfischer@azulstar.com
    ... Subject: 2006 MiQP From: NU8Z-MiQP Date: Sat, February 25, 2006 8:04 am To: KC8UNY@arrl.net ... Hello: I m sending the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2006
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      Subject: 2006 MiQP
      From: "NU8Z-MiQP" <NU8Z-MiQP@...>
      Date: Sat, February 25, 2006 8:04 am
      To: KC8UNY@...


      I'm sending the following to all the Michigan radio clubs with the hope
      that you will again help us get the word out about the 2006 Michigan QSO
      Party that will be held on April 15th from 12 noon to midnight local time.
      With your help, we can spread the word at the "grass roots" level and
      assure a great turn out for this year's event.

      I ask that you help us spread the word by doing the following:

      1. Please announce the event at your March and April club meetings and try
      to drum up some activity within your club. The MiQP can be a great club

      2. Please publish the attached "MIQP press release" and the "MiQP for
      First-Timers" in your club newsletter. (see Attachment MIQP Press
      Release.doc and MiQP for First-Timers.doc)

      3. Post an announcement of the Michigan QSO Party on your club web page.
      Please include the link to the MIQP web site. The link is
      <http://www.miqp.org/> http://www.miqp.org

      We thank you in advance for your help. If you should have any questions,
      please do not hesitate to contact me. <mailto:NU8Z-MiQP@...>

      Hope to hear you and members of your club on the air during the QSO party
      on April 15th.

      73 Mark NU8Z

      see below press release


      2006 Michigan QSO Party

      Attention Michigan Hams. Do the low sunspot numbers and worsening HF
      conditions have you feeling down? Do you find it difficult to conjure up
      the energy needed to get on the air and have some fun like in the old
      days? Do you shy away from participating in ham radio related group
      activities? If you have any one of, or all of the above symptoms, you may
      be suffering from Amateur Radio Dysfunction Syndrome, also know as "ARDS".

      Fear not! "ARDS" is a condition that can be treated with proper
      corrective actions. It is a fact that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that the
      best treatment for "ARDS" is a good dose of "Radio Activity". Doctors
      also agree that the most efficient delivery method for "ARDS" treatment
      comes in the form of participation in the 2006 Michigan QSO Party. The
      number of ARDS patients seeking treatment in the MiQP has been growing
      every year. Remember, this is a yearly condition, and yearly treatments
      may be needed. Treatment may be administered in single exposure doses
      taken in the comfort of your home (Single Op), or when you travel in your
      car (Mobile). If you are apprehensive about taking the treatment when you
      are alone, you may be treated within a group session
      (Multi-op), or as single treatment member of a larger support group like
      your radio club. Your treatment support group can compete against other
      ARDS support groups.

      Warning! Dosages should not exceed time periods of over 12 hour.
      Exposure times of less than 12 hours may be appropriate depending on the
      severity of your condition. Remember, even short exposures to MiQP ARDS
      treatment will be of benefit to you. If at any time during the MiQP
      treatment period you experience excessively high "fun" levels, you should
      consider terminating or reducing the level of treatment. In rare cases
      excessively high "Fun" levels have been known to last for days after the
      treatment. If these high levels should persist, see your family doctor.

      The Michigan QSO Party ARDS treatment should only be taken as prescribed

      Date /Time: Michigan QSO Party, sponsored by the Mad River Radio Club,
      from 1600Z April 15th until 0400Z April 16th. Stations may operate the
      full 12 hours. (12 noon to 12 midnight local Michigan time on April 15th )

      Modes and Categories: Phone and CW on 80/40/20/15/10 meters.
      Single-op, multi-op, and mobile categories. Single-op entries are
      categorized by output power, QRP (5W or less), Low Power (100W or less),
      and High Power (greater than 100W)

      Multipliers: Work stations once per band and mode. Work other states and
      Michigan Stations. MI to MI QSO's are allowed. Work portables and mobiles
      again as they change county, state or province.

      Exchange: Exchange QSO number and location (county for MI stations,
      state/province or "DX" for others).

      Scoring: One point per phone QSO, two points per CW QSO. Count
      multipliers once per mode. Multipliers are MI counties for all entries,
      plus states & provinces for MI entries only. Final score is total QSO
      points times total multipliers.

      Freqs: Suggested frequencies: CW-3545, 7045, 14045, 21045, 28045;
      Phone-3850, 7225, 14250, 21300, 28450.

      Log Submittal: Mail logs no later than 30 days after the contest to: Mad
      River Radio Club, c/o Dave Pruett, 2727 Harris Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
      or via e-mail to <mailto:logs@...> logs@...

      More Information: For complete rules, along with free logging software,
      log and summary sheets, see <http://www.miqp.org/> http://www.miqp.org

      All kidding aside, the MiQP is a ton of fun. It has been growing in size
      every year. We expect this year to be even better! There will be
      stations on from all 83 counties. Consider making it a club event. This
      is a great way to get folks on the air. I also ask that you all help
      spread the word about the 2006 MiQP. Let's all make Michigan "Radio
      Active" on April 15th!!

      73 Mark NU8Z
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