While plenty of DX was worked during the 2015 Arizona QSO Party, there 
were NO entrants in the DX category! It's a shame to see a plaque going 
unawarded. Propagation willing, send in your entries for this year's 
AZQP. Who knows, you may receive a nice wall hanging!

Announcement below.

2016 Arizona QSO Party Announcement!

Announcing the 2016 Arizona QSO Party, sponsored by the ARRL Arizona 
Section and Catalina Radio Club, from Oct 8 1600Z to Oct 9 0600Z and Oct 
9 1400Z to Oct 9 2359Z. Phone, CW and Digital modes on 
160/80/40/20/15/10/6/2 meters. Single-Op, Multi-Op, Arizona Multi-Multi, 
Arizona County Expedition and Mobile categories. Work stations once per 
band and mode. Mobiles may be worked once per band and mode in each 
county. County Line operations (two counties max) count as 2 QSOs. 
Outside Arizona exchange sequential serial number and location (State, 
Province, or DXCC Prefix). Arizona Stations send sequential serial 
number and State/County abbreviation.

Suggested Frequencies (kHz):
CW: 1812, 3548, 7048, 14048, 21048, 28048, 50048.
SSB: 1848, 3848, 7189, 14248, 1348, 28448, 50148. FM Simplex: 146.48MHz.

One point per Phone QSO, two points for CW and Digital QSOs. Multipliers 
for non-AZ entries are the 15 AZ counties by band and mode. Multipliers 
for AZ entries are States, Provinces, and DXCC Countries by mode. Final 
score is total QSO points times total multipliers + 100pts for Special 
Event Station Mesa ARC, WM7RC.

Mail logs no later than Oct 31 to Catalina Radio Club, C/O Gary Keck, PO 
Box 17811, Tucson, AZ 85731 or via email to . For 
full rules, along with log and summary sheets, Cabrillo electronic file 
format, and Award information, see

Arizona Operators: announce your own planned AZQP operation so we can 
cover ALL Arizona Counties. Please send planned operation details to .

Looking forward to hearing you on the air!

73, +Gary Keck, KE7DX Base Communications Team Leader, PCOEM
Communications Group RST ARCA Coordinator Arizona QSO Party Coordinator
ARRL HF WAS Award Manager ARRL Life Member Member, Catalina Radio Club,
Radio Society of Tucson, Arizona Outlaws Contest Club