Changes to this years Texas QSO Party #Contest

Marty Meyers

Dear Club Members,

There have been several changes to this year's Texas QSO Party. Please take note of the following:

TQP is changing in 2019: 

1. New sponsor – Texas DX Society
2. New Date – Second weekend in September
3. New Awards – Low-Power and High-Power Classes for Four Categories
4. Revised Rules 

New Sponsor 

Texas DX Society has taken sponsorship of TQP. Current sponsor Northwest Amateur Radio Society (NARS) has been the sponsor since taking the role from TDXS back in 2001. 

New Date 

TQP moves from the last full weekend in September to the second weekend in September. This change is in response to many suggestions from participants over the Years. 

New Awards 
Low-Power and high-power classes are being added to the following four Texas
Fixed Station categories replacing the current single power categories: 
1. Single Operator
2. Multi-Operator
3. CW Only Operator
4. Phone Only Operator


Revised Rules 

Various changes have been made to the rules over for the past 18 years, mainly to cover changes in procedures and contact information. The rules for 2018 have been revised to modernize procedures and reflect the new date and categories effective for 2019. 

See the TQP web site ( for details.