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New England QSO Party
The 2nd joint contest supported by all six New England states:
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island and Connecticut.



To contact as many New England stations in as many New England counties as possible.

(New England stations work anyone).


First full weekend of May.

May 3-4, 2003

(May 1-2, 2004).

 Contest Period:

2000 UTC Saturday until 0500 UTC Sunday
(4pm ET Saturday until 1am ET Saturday)

and 1300 UTC Sunday until 2400 UTC Sunday
(9am ET Sunday until 8pm ET Sunday)


  • Single operator high power
  • Single operator low power
  • Single operator QRP
  • 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 category.

 Contest Exchange:

Send signal report and state/province (DX stations send signal report and "DX").

New England stations send signal report, county and state.

 Valid Contact:

Work New England stations once per band/mode. New England stations work anyone (and must copy the county for New England stations worked).

CW contacts must not be made in the phone band segments.

Mobiles can be worked again in new counties. County line QSOs should be logged as two separate QSOs.

Crossmode, crossband and repeater QSOs are not permitted.

 QSO Points:

Count one point per phone QSO, two points per CW (includes digital modes) QSO.


Stations outside of New England use 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), Canadian provinces (14) and DXCC countries as multipliers.


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 7040 14040 21040 28040

Novice/Tech - 3705 7130 21130 28130

SSB - 3880 7280 14280 21380 28380


Logs should indicate times in UTC, bands, modes, calls and complete exchange.

Multipliers should be clearly marked in the log.

New England stations put your club’s name on the summary sheet.

Entries must be submitted within 30 days and sent to:

Send the logs to:
P O Box 3005
FRAMINGHAM, MA 01705-3005

or via e-mail to:


(Cabrillo format preferred).

Send a large SASE for a printed copy of the results.


Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers (25 QSO minimum) in each New England county, U S state, Canadian province and DXCC country.

At least twenty plaques will also be awarded to top scorers, and some special awards are available to non-New England stations (check the web site for the current list).

 More information:

The New England QSO Party web site is at

Check there for information on planned fixed station and mobile activity from New England counties, contest software information, county abbreviations, plaques to be awarded, and information on New England state county awards.

NEQP results will be posted on the web site when they are complete.

Questions can be addressed to

 New England stations:

We hope you will be able to get on for at least a short period of time to make some QSOs!

Join in the fun!

 Changes from last year:

Contest is 80-40-20-15-10m only.

Added two hours Saturday night and deleted two hours Sunday morning.

Date of info: March 4, 2003
Original rules dated: March 3, 2003
Source: Tom Frenaye, K1KI
and the New England QSO Party Web Site
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This contest directly supported by

by AE6Y
by K1EA
by W3KM

by K8CC
by EI5DI
by N6TR
by N3EQF

by W5XD

How to setup SD
for this contest

Go to SM3CER Contest Service Software Page

Text-only pageNEQP Web Site

Please send corrections/changes/new rules/results to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER

Copyright © 2002-2003 Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
This page was created March 4, 2002
Most recent revision March 4, 2003