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New England QSO Party Annual on-the-air Event!

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I will be roving again with limited effort this year. We covered ~1300 miles and 29 counties through the event last year and earned the plaque above.

You are the desirable contact if you are in New England- The exchange is your County/State.

Get on HF and call CQ NEQP next weekend. Rules attached-

Rules
Object: To contact as many New England stations (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) in as many New England counties as possible on 80-40-20-15-10m. (New England stations work anyone)

Date: First full weekend of May (May 4-5, 2019)

Contest Period: 2000Z Saturday until 0500Z Sunday (4pm EDT Saturday until 1am EDT Sunday) and 1300Z Sunday until 2400Z Sunday (9am EDT Sunday until 8pm EDT Sunday).

Categories: Single-operator high power, low power(150w or less) and QRP(5w or less) categories, plus multi-operator, single transmitter. Same four categories for mobiles.

Contest Exchange: Send signal report and state/province (DX stations send signal report and "DX"). New England stations send signal report, county and state.

Valid Contact: Work New England stations once per band/mode. New England stations work anyone(and must copy the county for New England stations worked. CW contacts must not be made in the phone band segments. Mobiles that change counties are considered to be new stations, and can be worked for both multiplier and QSO Point credit. County line QSOs should be logged as two separate QSOs. Crossmode, crossband and repeater QSOs are not permitted.

QSO Points: Count one point per phone QSO, two points per CW (includes digital modes)QSO.

Multiplier: Stations outside of New England use counties as multipliers for a total of 67 (CT/8 MA/14 ME/16 NH/10 RI/5 VT/14). New England stations use states(50)(Count DC as MD), Canadian provinces(14) and DXCC countries as multipliers.

Scoring: Total score is QSO points times the multiplier. Mobiles count QSO points per county and multipliers from all counties (counted once).

Suggested frequencies: CW - 3540 7035 14040 21040 28040, SSB - 3850 7180 7280 14280 21380 28380.

Reporting: Logs should indicate times in UTC, bands, modes, calls and required contest exchange. All stations include your club's name in the log header or summary. Entries must be submitted within 30 days and sent to NEQP, P.O.Box J, West Suffield CT 06093 or via e-mail to [email protected] (Cabrillo format preferred).

Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers (25 QSO minimum) in each New England county, U.S. state, Canadian province and DXCC country. A number of special plaques will also be awarded to top scorers (check the Web site for a current list).

More information: The New England QSO Party Web site is at http://www.neqp.org. Check there for information on planned fixed-station and mobile activity from New England counties, contest software information, county abbreviations, plaques to be awarded and information on New England state county awards. NEQP results will be posted on the web site when they are complete. Questions can be addressed to [email protected].

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Make sure to get on the air!

Here is the proposed path we are taking this year; Staying South on Saturday and covering VT on Sunday.
If you are from New England, and have HF get on and hand out your county. Spot all New England stations you hear on the packet clusters!

NZ1U/m


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Blue was planned and red is actual path traveled.

Around 1000 contacts from 28 counties. Was a great weekend, Weather was super up north. As we closed in on Rutland on day 2, the fog was thick and a bit of rain happened.
Only hold-up was traffic north of Rutland where a horrific looking multi-motorcycle accident closed the road for about 30 mins.

About 3 tanks of fuel. Fuel was same prices, high, everywhere.

UJ
 

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Bump!

This weekend, guys!


Since the travel restrictions are in effect, we are not going to participate with a mobile effort, but we are going to have something a little bit different; NZ1U 'Virtual Virus Rover' where we will be passing around the use of the callsign for guys to work from their own county.

Good Luck!

Jay W1UJ / NZ1U
 

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Bump! This weekend! 2021


Here is our route for rovering this weekend, staying in Bangor Saturday night;

Get on and give your county! It is very active, especially on Sunday. Good luck!

2021 NZ1U/m (N1WK/W1UJ)

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Saturday
WORMA - MIDMA - ESSMA - ROCNH - STRNH - CARNH - COONH - OXFME - FRAME - SOMME - PISME - PENME

Sunday
PENME - HANME - WASME - HANME - WALME - KNOME - LINME - KENME - SAGME - ANDME - CUMME - YORME - ROCNH - ESSMA - SUFMA - MIDMA - WORMA

Using a borrowed Icom IC-7300 with the K3 as a backup.... What a neat little rig;
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