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Maryland-DC QSO Party Rules for 2007
Now in our 18th year of just having FUN
Antietam Radio Association (ARA)
August 11 1600 UTC through August 12 0400 UTC and August 12 1600 through 2359 UTC
Many certificates are awarded including:
10 Best MDC Single Ops,
Best Score per State and DX Country,
Best MD YL,
Best QRP entry from any state,
Top 3 MDC Clubs, and others!
Certificates are awarded to all stations with 50 or more QSO POINTS in their entry!
only if five or more entries in category
High Score from a:
Maryland Club or Multi-OP
Station Outside MDC
MDC Single Operator (HF + VHF)
MDC VHF-UHF Only Entry
MDC QRP & Non MDC QRP
Highest Scoring Antietam Radio Club Member
(regardless of total entries)
Non MDC must work MDC for score
MDC works the world (we hope!)
No formal net or packet qsos.
Club entries must be from a single QTH
Club entries outside MDC are included in the regular Non MDC category.
Phone and CW are one contest
CW in CW sub-bands only
Stations may be worked once per band using each mode
Stations that change MD counties or state lines may be worked again for QSO points as different stations
Non MDC stations must be single operator even if from a club station.
* QSOs are restricted to same band simplex
* QSOs using only authorized amateur radio frequencies.
QTH and Major Category
QTH is county for MDC; State, Country, or Canadian Province for others.
Multi-op stations are considered
(using one call-sign as entry) Stations will send the category that reflects their Highest Point Value to the station worked.
1.895 3.543 3.920 7.06 7.230 14.06 14.270 21.06 21.370 28.035 28.370
50.150 52.525 144.15 146.55 146.580 432.15 446.000 MHz.
Please note some of these suggested frequencies have changed this year based on your suggestions.
Entries MUST specify a
category or they will be assumed to be a Standard Entry.
(modified for 2006)
All submissions (both electronic and hard copy) MUST include a complete summary sheet in addition to the actual log. Electronic submissions MUST include the summary as a text (ASCII) file in a readable format (line breaks, etc). ***N3FJP's software produces acceptable summary sheets. Text (ASCII) summary sheets will be available at W3CWC.org. This sheet (or a reasonable facsimile) must be included with all logs. As always, Decisions about the acceptance of any log and summary sheet are at the discretion of the judges and committee. (modified for 2006)
*** The MDC QSO Party committee or Antietam Radio Association does not necessarily endorse this product.***
Add up your qso points and multiply by the sum of the multipliers.
Multipliers may be claimed once each And they do not repeat from band to band.
Note: No licensed amateur who participates in the MDC Party as part of a mobile team consisting
of two or more licensed amateurs in the same vehicle may work that
station with whom they participated for scoring credit.
MDC County Abbreviations
ANA Anne Arundel
BAL Baltimore City
PGE Prince George
QAN Queen Anne's
STM St. Mary's
WDC Washington DC
10 points per club station
5 points per mobile station
4 points per QRP station
3 points for each CW/digital station
1 point all other QSO's
Remember- Only the highest single point value may be applied per QSO.
For stations outside MDC- 1 per MD county + DC + Baltimore City (25 possible)
For MDC Stations ONLY- the basic 25 + each of the other 49 states + each new DX country
Send logs + scoring summary + SASE by September 15, 2007 to the primary contest sponsor-
Antietam Radio Association P.O. Box 52 Hagerstown, MD 21741-0052 or logs may be emailed in plain text or
Microsoft Word or Excel format to: <MDC.LOGS@VERIZON.NET> . A contest summary must be included.
Note: By entering you agree to the decisions of the contest committee as final.
The Worked All Maryland Multipliers Award
The only stipulations are:
1) All contacts must be made from a single QTH, and
2) All contacts must be made during a single year's QSO Party.
N3WD offers a Worked All MD Award to all who work the 23 counties + Baltimore City in our contest.
Contacts for this do not have to be from a Single QTH. Contest Log must show needed data for this
including Mode and Band.
Finally, the Antietam Radio Association, primary sponsor of the modern day
Maryland DC QSO Party wishes
to thank those who financially support the contest with your donations. Donations toward the continued
operation of this activity are always welcome and may be sent to the primary sponsor. 2007 Marks the
18th year of the modern day party. Please visit our website at <W3CWC.ORG> we and hope to see you in the pileups.
* denotes additions or changes to the rules for this year.
MD-DC QSO Party friendly logging Software is available from N3FJP, Writelog, and W3KM.