The Texas QSO party is sponsored each year by the Northwest Amateur Radio Society to encourage contacts between Texas amateur radio operators and amateur radio operators throughout the world. This event is also an excellent opportunity for county hunters to add to their list of Texas counties worked. Operating times for the 2012 contest are from 1400Z on Saturday, September 29 to 0200Z on Sunday, September 30. Stations may work the entire contest period.
One of the planning goals each year is to have operators in each of the 254 counties in Texas. This is the best – and in fact it may be the only – opportunity to make contact with operators in some Texas counties. For more information on operator density in Texas, see the Where Are all the Hams website.
TQP mobile operators, be careful and have a good time. Fixed station operators, get on the air and look for the mobiles! Regardless of how you like to participate, get on the air, make some contacts, and have fun! For all of the information and rules on the Texas QSO Party visit their website at http://txqp.net.