New England QSO Party on May 5th and 6th, 2018

The NEQP 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.

We’re working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help.  Get on for at least an hour or two and join in on the fun.  Please let me know if you can put in any time at all so we can work on activity from the rarest counties.   Will you be QRV?   Let us know which county you’ll be on from with a message to info@neqp.org

Oh yes, the NEQP is also lots of fun when mobile.  Every time you cross a county line the action starts over again.   It’s amazing what a 100w radio and mobile whip can do.

The QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep Saturday night.  It goes from 4pm Saturday until 1am Sunday, then 9am Sunday until 8pm Sunday.  Operate on CW, SSB and 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 makes 25 QSOs and sends in a log will get a certificate.

Last year we had logs from 177 New England stations and 460 more from around the country and world.

The full NEQP rules are here ->  http://www.neqp.org/rules.html

The 2017 results are posted and the results since 2002 are also available ->  http://www.neqp.org/results.html

It’s just about a month until the 2018 NEQP.   Please make some QSOs even if you don’t want to send in a log.

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New England QSO Party – http://www.neqp.org – May 5-6, 2018

Ham Radio Celebrates Hollywood-Sunday, September 28, 2014

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K6H – Special Event Radio Station – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Southern California based PAPA Repeater System will be reprising its popular special radio event! 

Under the call sign K6H, “Ham Radio Celebrates Hollywood” will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST and originate from Stage 9 of the CBS Studio Center facility in Studio City, California.

Historic Stage 9 is the home of ABC’s hit TV show,  “Last Man Standing”, starring Tim Allen.  “Seinfeld”, “Spin City”, “According To Jim”, “Cane”, “The Cleaner” and “The Defenders” are among the shows that have been shot on the stage.

“Last Man Standing” has just been renewed for its 4th season and a number of the shows licensed radio operators will be on hand to host the PAPA members.

Many paths and modes will be available to contact the stage including HF, VHF, UHF, DSTAR, Echolink and IRLP.

This is not a contest, but a fun opportunity for amateur operators to talk directly to the stage on the equipment seen on “Last Man Standing” each week.

To facilitate contacts the event will be streamed live via the internet and operators will BLOG in real-time on Twitter and the PAPA System webpage.

A special, limited edition QSL card will be issued to all confirmed contacts.

A schedule of operating times and frequencies will be announced shortly. For more information contact Rob Antonacci at:sideshowbob0374@yahoo.com and watch the PAPA System Website

http://www.papasys.com/