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Upcoming radio event

Due to the COVID -19 there is no hanging out with our fellow hams up at NearFest this spring on May 2nd and 3rd but you can make some contacts at home with this radio event if you are into contesting.

To New England radio clubs:

I'd appreciate your help in publicizing the upcoming New England QSO Party on May 2nd and 3rd.    Please mention it at your next club meeting and in your newsletter.  Hope you've had good success in using virtual meetings!  

The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries.   You'll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.

With travel restrictions we do not expect to have activity from mobile stations but hope we can generate a big increase in home station activity.   Our goal is to get every one of the 67 counties in New England on the air so we hope you will encourage your members to join in the fun!   Even if you can join the fun for a couple of hours, we'd appreciate it!   Will you be QRV?   Let us know with a message to  

The New England QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep on Saturday night.  It runs from 4pm Saturday until 1am Sunday, then 9am Sunday until 8pm Sunday.  Operate on CW, SSB and/or digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters.   For each QSO you'll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state.   Top scorers can earn a plaque and everyone who sends in a log will get a certificate.  The goal is to work stations anywhere in the world - and their goal is to work New England stations, so you'll be very popular!

Last year we had logs from almost 200 New England stations and 450 more from around the country and world. 

The full rules are here ->

The 2019 results were posted last weekend  ->

It's just three weeks until the 2020 NEQP.   Please make some QSOs even if you don't want to send in a log!