New Mexico QSO Party -- 2020 Results posted

Brian Mileshosky

Greetings —

The 2020 New Mexico QSO Party, which took place last April, was a huge success.  Hams from all over New Mexico, the United States, and the world took to HF, 6 meters, and — new this year! — 2 meters for a day of fun and enjoyment.  While mobile, expedition, and multi-op categories were temporarily suspended or limited due to New Mexico DOH's COVID-19 public health order, participation was still WAY UP.  We attribute this to hams seeking a positive outlet for relief and enjoyment while much of the nation was shut down back in April, as well as super fun State QSO Party Challenge.

A huge thank you goes to the members and leadership of the Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico who sponsored this year's event, as well as to the individuals and clubs who sponsored this year's plaque awards. And, of course, to every person and ham club who participated in the QSO Party.

Here are some statistics from this year's event:

— Logs submitted: 311
— Total NMQP QSOs logged: 8,130
— Unique New Mexico stations logged: 168
— New Mexico logs submitted: 93
— New Mexico club affiliations reported in logs: 21
— New Mexico counties activated: 27 of 33 (DEB, GUA, HAR, HID, MOR, UNI appear not have been activated)
— US states logged: 50 of 50
— Canadian provinces logged: 5 of 13
— Countries/DXCC entities logged: 17

Complete results, broken down by operating category and special awards can be found under the "Results" link at  Pictures contributed by those who participated this year will soon be added to the album that’s found by clicking on the “Photos” link.

Congratulations to all!  Plaques and participant certificates will be produced and delivered in the coming weeks.

The New Mexico QSO Party returns on the second Saturday of April 2021 -- we hope you and your club will join the fun.

Brian N5ZGT