Objective: Contact old friends, make new friends, and have fun! Join the party! Stations outside Arizona (AZ) contact as many AZ stations as possible. Arizona (AZ) stations, activating as many counties as possible, contact everybody.
Contest Period: 2nd full weekend of October, 1600Z (9am MST) Saturday to 0600Z Sunday (11pm MST Sat), and 1400Z (7am MST) Sunday to 2359Z (5pm MST) Sunday, 24 hours total. For 2011, the contest will be held October 8-9.
Categories: Single-operator, single transmitter, Multi-operator, single transmitter, and AZ Mobile. Power categories: High Power (>150W), Low Power (<150W), and QRP (<5W). Use of spotting nets and other assistance allowed in Multi-Single category only. AZ Portable stations operate in the Mobile category.
Tilt-N-Raise and Arizona QSO Party
The use of the Tilt-N-Raise antenna mount in the Arizona QSO Party event is a great idea. You can use the Tilt-N-Raise to get your antenna up in short order and then you can concentrate on getting the rest of your gear operational. Think of the extra Arizona counties you and your group (if you are in one) can have in the logs. The antenna is a major part of an amateur radio station operating in Arizona QSO Party and the last thing you need to worry about is whether the antenna will stay upright during the Arizona QSO Party. If you have yet to buy a Tilt-N-Raise then just use our link to order a Tilt-N-Raise for yourself, then you can rest easy while working the Arizona QSO Party or any other radio event.