San Antonio ham, W2IK, wins top honors, and this plaque, for his 2009 efforts.

Fellow Hams —

Happy Holidays!  I’m emailing you, as participants of last year’s NMQP, to announce the 2010 New Mexico QSO Party.  You are invited to participate in 2010’s event, which will be sponsored by the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association, and take place Sunday, February 7 from 8:00am MST until 8:00pm MST.

Last year marked the return of the New Mexico QSO Party after a brief hiatus.  Improved promotion, rules, and awards for the winners of various operating categories resulted in 127 participants…plus probably many more who didn’t submit their logs.  Specifically, 44 participated within New Mexico (including 7 mobile stations who activated a combined 24 of New Mexico’s 33 counties), and 73 participated from elsewhere in the United States.  Ten DX stations — from Canada, Lithuania, Azores, Czech Republic, Germany, and Romania — also participated and submitted logs.

This coming February your can make the 2010 New Mexico QSO Party even better by once again hitting the airwaves for a weekend day of great, Ham Radio fun.  Operate from the comfort of your home shack, or combine forces as a club station multi-op effort.  Or use this event as an opportunity to introduce a new person to contesting or ham radio in general.

Complete details, rules, results, and more can be found on the New Mexico QSO Party website at

Please help us promote the New Mexico QSO Party by spreading the word to all the hams you know, and especially by joining us once again on the airwaves for another enjoyable event in February.

Brian N5ZGT

The BEXAR OPERATORS GROUP will again sponsor two plaques for this event: Single Op – Outside New Mexico and Multi-OP- Outside New Mexico.


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