New Mexico QSO Party -- This Saturday!


Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

Just a few days until the New Mexico QSO Party hits the HF, 6 meter, and 2 meter bands — this Saturday (April 10) from 8am-8pm MDT.

Our goal is for each of New Mexico’s 33 counties to have as many hams as possible operating during the event.  We still have a few empty counties to fill on the map, and some counties needing additional operators. 

Do you plan to participate...even if just for a short while?

If so, please let us know what county/counties you may operate from.  Even if your plans are just tentative at this point.  This information stokes participation from around the nation and helps the event's dedicated mobile operators plan their routes around the state to activate counties needing more activity for all to enjoy.

We will list your callsign on the New Mexico QSO Party's interactive activation map found at http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/county-activation-plans/map

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, combine forces (safely) with hams in your club as a club activity, invite a group of friends to your shack for a multi-op operation, hit the road as a mobile station, or rally friends and club members to set up -- Field Day style! -- as part of the special expedition category.

This year's New Mexico QSO Party is sponsored by the dedicated members and leadership of Taos Amateur Radio Club.  Check out www.newmexicoqsoparty.org for additional details, and please invite other hams, mobile ops, or local clubs you know to participate in this Saturday's event.

We look forward to hearing lots of action on the bands.  And don't forget to submit your logs by April 24 (see rules for details)!

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Mar 13, 2021, at 7:58 AM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

Greetings —

The 2021 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 10 from 8:00am MDT until 8:00pm MDT, and all Hams across New Mexico are invited to participate.  Amateur radio operators from across the United States -- and the world -- will be seeking New Mexicans on HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters during the event period, looking particularly to work hams in as many New Mexico counties as possible.  The Land of Enchantment will essentially be the "DX" on this day, making for a great time for all who participate.  Last year hundreds of amateur radio operators around the world participated, including 168 New Mexico hams and 21 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams — like yourself! — within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2021 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire event.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home.  Combine forces (safely) with hams in your club as a club activity or invite a group of friends to your shack for a multi-op operation.  Hit the road as a mobile station and activate multiple counties which create much needed -- and appreciated -- point multipliers for everyone who participates in the QSO Party.  Use this event as an opportunity to introduce a neighbor or friend to ham radio.  Or rally friends and club members to set up, Field Day style, as part of the special expedition category.

ATTENTION HAM CLUBS: The New Mexico QSO Party is a superb club-building activity, and there are two special awards available just for clubs.  The first is a plaque that will be awarded to the New Mexico club with the highest aggregate score submitted by its members. Another plaque will be awarded to the New Mexico Club whose members activate the highest aggregate number of New Mexico counties around the state. It doesn't matter what operating category your members participate in, or for how long; each entrant just needs to clearly mark their club name in their individual logs and your club will be automatically entered. Complete details in the New Mexico QSO Party rules.

This year's event is hosted by the Taos Amateur Radio Club.  Great-looking plaques will be awarded and participation certificates will be available for those desiring one.  Complete details, rules, prize information, and more can be found on the New Mexico QSO Party website at www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, as a mobile, or portable?  Even if tentative at this point, please visit www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org and let us know what county (or counties) you plan to operate from so we can list you on the NM QSO Party website’s activation table and interactive map.  Our goal is to have as many hams as possible operating from all of New Mexico counties during the event.

Please help spread the word about the 2021 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.

Thanks and 73,
Brian N5ZGT
New Mexico QSO Party website: www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org

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