Countdown to the 1st Annual MLotA

About MLotA

The idea for the Masonic Lodges on the Air Contest grew out of the realization that many Freemasons have a love for Amateur Radio.  Our own lodge has at least 5 HAMs who are active members of the lodge as well.  Inspired by what the folks over at the Portage County Radio Club did with the Ohio State Parks on the Air, we crafted an idea to start a new contest to see how many Masonic Lodges we might be able to contact in a day.  We first thought it would be limited to Ohio, but why stop there?  2021 is the first year for this event, and hopefully not the last!

A quick update on logs

Hi folks, sorry for the delay in update, we have received several logs so far, and I would be glad to accept a few more through October. If you have an opportunity to send in your entries to please do. Examples of the summary file can be found here

The first MLOTA is in the books

Well, mostly in the books anyhow.  We have a few weeks to get logs submitted and results posted.  The group at Fulton 248 had a splendid time setting up and spending the day running radios, band conditions could have been more in our favor, but all in all, I think the first year for this was better than we hoped for.  There are ideas in the works to continue to promote the event.  We'll also be standing up a mail list/reflector to keep people better informed, as well as offer a platform to share ideas.

Mark your calendars for a new contest

This contest is still very much in the early planning stages, but we have marked a date we want to attempt this on. September 25, 2021 will be the first ever (that we know of) Masonic Lodges on the Air contest, a.k.a. CQ More Light!

The goal is simple, activate as many Masonic Lodges as possible and try to log a QSO with them.  More rules and scoring will be forthcoming, but for now, know that the date for this is intended to be the Saturday of (or immediately following) the Autumnal Equinox. You do not need to be a Freemason to participate in this contest, in fact, we would encourage any Masonic Lodge to open their doors (or property) to host an event with local HAMs. 

Keep checking back as we expand into Social Media and provide further content related to the upcoming contest.

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Remember The Date

The Saturday of (or immediately following) the Autumnal Equinox

Future Dates

  • 2nd MLOTA – September 24, 2022
  • 3rd MLOTA – September 23, 2023
  • 4th MLOTA - September 28. 2024

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