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2003 New England QSO Party - May 3/4

Tom Frenaye (k1ki) on April 30, 2003
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The New England QSO Party is this upcoming weekend - May 3/4.

Work stations in New England (W1) states of Connecticut(CT), Maine(ME), Massachusetts(MA), New Hampshire(NH), Rhode Island(RI) and Vermont(VT). We expect all 67 counties to be QRV! (NE stations work anyone)

Software support - CT/K1EA, TR/N6TR, NA/K8CC, Writelog/W5XD, GenLog/W3KM, Logger/N1MM, CQPWin/AE6Y, NEQP/N3FJP, SD/EI5DI, and Win-EQF/N3EQF. Paper logs OK also!

Rules summary:

Contest period - 2000z May 3 (Saturday) until 0500z May 4 (Sunday), and 1300z-2400z May 4 (Sunday). 20 hours total.

Bands - 80-40-20-15-10m CW: 3540-7040-14040-21040-28040 SSB: 3880-7280-14280-21380-28380

Categories - Single Operator High/Low/QRP, Multi-Single, mobile

QSO points - two for CW/digital, one for phone QSOs

Multipliers - 67 New England counties (mult for NE stations is states/provinces/countries)

Awards - Certificate for 25+ QSOs, also more than 20 plaques will be award, and some special awards

What are the "special awards"?

Top USA single operator - lobster dinner for two

Other top USA scores (outside New England) - Maple Syrup or Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (last year's minimum was 150 QSOs)

Top score from Florida - one gallon of "chowdah" delivered by K1PT

See the New England QSO Party web site for full details --> (or May QST)

Not convinced yet? Check out K1DG's Top Ten Reasons to Operate the NEQP -->

Still not convinced? Try multi-contesting. There are several other contests the same weekend, you'll never run out of stations to work. We even have some hints on the web site on how to try out Single-Operator-Five-Contests (SO5C).

73 -- Tom/K1KI and Bob/W1RH

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