The New England QSO Party on May 1st and 2nd is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries. You'll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.
Our goal is to get every one of the 67 counties in New England on the air so we hope you will encourage your members to join in the fun! Even if you can join the fun for a couple of hours, we'd appreciate it! Will you be QRV? Let us know with a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
The New England QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep on Saturday night. It runs from 4 pm Saturday until 1 am Sunday, then 9 am Sunday until 8 pm Sunday. Operate on CW, SSB and/or digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters. For each QSO you'll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state. Top scorers can earn a plaque and everyone who sends in a log will get a certificate. The goal is to work stations anywhere in the world - and their goal is to work New England stations, so you'll be very popular!
Last year we had logs from 283 New England stations and 896 more logs from around the country and world.
The five candidates that tested with us last month finally got their ARO license issued/modified from the FCC. STARC would like to congratulate Lisa KC1OUL, on getting your General Class license upgrade, Craig KC1PAH, on getting your Technician Class license, Michael KC1PAI, on getting your Technician Class license, Laura KC1PAJ, on getting your General Class license, and Marina AC1LB on passing all three license exams and getting your Extra Class license.
STARC hopes to hear you ‘On-The-Air’ using your newly earned privileges.