This weekend is your final chance to join-in on a (US) State QSO Party as the annual season draws to a close. These weekend events are great fun and popular ham radio operating events that often draw big crowds on the air. They also serve as the perfect opportunity to nail down that hard to catch State needed to complete your quest for Worked All States.

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The New York QSO Party is a twelve-hour event commencing at 1400Z, Oct 15 to 0200Z, Oct 16 (10AM Eastern). Phone, CW, and RTTY / Digital are permitted. Stations in New York State may work everyone. Stations outside of New York State work as many New York stations and as many New York counties as possible during the contest period.

See the Web page for complete details including log submission instructions.

The Illinois QSO Party also takes place this weekend on Sunday from 1700Z, Oct 16 to 0100Z, Oct 17, 2022. The event is sponsored by the Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club with activity from 160 through 2 meters, excluding WARC bands (60, 30, 17 and 12 meters). Illinois stations give RST and county; others give RST and state, province or country. Several classes and categories are available with plaques and certificates awarded to high scoring stations in many categories.

See the Web page and download the rules for complete details including how and the deadline for log submission.

Good luck this weekend!