New Mexico Hams --
The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday,
April 13 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 and 6 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 98 New Mexico hams and
18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.
We are looking for hams within each and every one of New
Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New
Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient
hours or for the entire 12 hour period.
This is a super event for new and experienced hams
alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine
forces with hams in your club as a club
activity. Invite a group of friends to your shack. 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:
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 Valencia County
Amateur Radio Association. 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, with friends, alongside
your club at its club station, mobile, or portable?
Even if tentative at this point, please visit www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org
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
of New Mexico counties
during the event.
Please help spread the word about the 2019 New Mexico
QSO Party. With your help we look forward to all 33
counties being activated this year. See you on the air
in about a month!
Thanks and 73,
New Mexico QSO Party website: www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org