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Subject: [CQ-Contest] NEQP this weekend
From: Tom Frenaye <frenaye@pcnet.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 20:55:11 -0400
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Looking to finish off your WAS or county awards?   We'll have every one of the 
67 counties in all six New England states on the air this weekend.  

Hope you'll all jump in have fun with all of us in New England.   Propagation 
forecasts suggest we'll have really good conditions.

If you happen to also participate in any of the other contests this weekend 
just send us a log with everything included, we'll sort it all out.

Here is a summary of the New England QSO Party 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 5-6 in 2012)

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 

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. Single-operator stations using assistance during the contest 
(packet or Internet spotting nets, etc.) will compete in the multi-single 

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

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

Multiplier: Stations outside of New England use 
<file:///C:/wp/NEQP/web/counties.html>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 7280 14280 
21380 28380.  ** Now that the broadcast stations are mostly out of 7125-7200, 
try 7180 on 40m SSB.** 

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 <mailto:logs@neqp.org>logs@neqp.org 
(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. 
Additional details can be found on the NEQP web site at http://www.neqp.org

See if you can have a competition within your club for the top scorer.  Several 
clubs are challenging each other for the best club score.

   73 Tom/K1KI for the NEQP team

New England QSO Party - http://www.neqp.org - May 5-6, 2012 

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