• Midwest Division State QSO Parties

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    Iowa Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, complied information about
    State QSO Parties in our Division. I would like to share her email with
    all of you. State QSO Parties are fun events.

    73, Art K0AIZ

    Here are the links to Midwest Division (IA, KS, MO, NE) QSO Parties.

    April 6-7, 2024 - Missouri

    April 20-21, 2024 - Nebraska https://nebraskaqsoparty.com/

    Aug 24-25, 2022 - Kansas https://www.ksqsoparty.org/

    Sep 21-22, 2024 - Iowa http://www.w0yl.com/IAQP

    QSO Party Frequently Asked Questions From http://stateqsoparty.com/

    FAQs - State QSO Parties

    What are state QSO parties?

    A State QSO Party is a contest where you try to work as many stations as possible in a specific state or group of states. Because multipliers are usually counties of that state, you also try to work as many counties as
    you can. Many in-state stations operate mobile, driving around the state
    to activate as many counties as possible. Typically, State QSO Parties
    are a little more laid back in intensity so they can be a fun activity
    for newer contesters. Many SQP sponsors give plaques or other awards for leaders in the different categories. Some offer awards for spelling out different words with callsigns worked.

    Anyone striving for the United States of America Counties Award (USWAC)
    or Worked All States (WAS) award will benefit from working state QSO

    For a complete list of State QSO Parties,
    https://qsoparty.eqth.net/index.html. To assist you, here's a handy
    map resource: US Census State-Based County Outline Maps https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-maps/2000/geo/state-county-outline-2000.html.
    And remember to read the contest rules carefully. They vary by state.

    Lelia Garner | WA0UIG | ARRL IA Section Manager
    Net Manager Iowa Traffic and Emergency Net (ITEN)
    3970 kHz Sunday 2300 UTC (5 PM CST/ 6 PM CDT)
    wa0uig@arrl.org wa0uig@winlink.org


    ARRL Midwest Division
    Director: Arthur I Zygielbaum, K0AIZ
    k0aiz@arrl.org --------------------------------------------------------------------

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