QRP To The Field (QRPTTF) 
Outback Deux 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 
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Updated 8 April 2021
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2020 QRPTTF
RESULTS, PIX
& SOAPBOX
 
Date and Time
Saturday, April 24, 2021
0800-1800 Your Local Time
Eastern:   0800-1800 EDT
Central:   0800-1800 CDT
Mountain:  0800-1800 MDT
Pacific:   0800-1800 PDT
Elsewhere: 1200-2400 UTC
Bands and modes
 QRP (5W or less CW, 10W or less SSB) 
      on the non-WARC HF bands
Standard QRP calling frequencies
Theme
                          OUTBACK
   HOME, BACKYARD, FIELD or SOTA
OUTBACK DEUX . . . ROUND TWO
Whoda thought a year ago ... the Covid thing would still be with us?  Or, the new solar Cycle 25 would still be a dud?  Well, here we are. 
 
QRP TO THE FIELD this year will be to:
1) Operate "Outback" from your home shack
2) Operate "Outback" in your back yard
3) Operate from a true, blue "Outback" field location
4) Operate from a SOTA summit
 
Covid health restrictions vary widely from state-to-state, and even county-by-county. Therefore, participate in QRPTTF as you feel comfortable with and to conform to health or travel restrictions in your area.
"Outback" Themes
"Outback" in your Shack
"Outback" in your Back Yard
"Outback" in the, well, Outback
QRPTTF is an annual operating event to encourage QRPers and SOTA stations to get out of the house and operate portable from the field or a summit, and of course, make QSOs and have fun.
Operation from your home shack is allowed this year.
QRPTTF encourages participation by QRP hams of all skill levels.
CW speeds are usually in the 13-20 wpm range. 
RULES:
 
Exchange:  RST, SPC, Name
 
Mode: CW and SSB
Power: QRP only (5 watts or less CW; 10W or less SSB)
CQ: The recommended CQ is "CQ TTF"
Suggested Frequencies:
    CW QRP watering holes:   3560, 7030/7040, 7110-7120, 14060, 21060, 28060 KHz
    CW SOTA watering holes: 3563, 7063, 14063, 21063, 28063 +/- 2 KHz
    SSB QRP frequencies:      3985, 7285, 14285, 21385, 28885 KHz
    OR ... whatever else works.
SCORING: 
Per band: Number of QSOs per band TIMES the number of SPCs and SOTA summits worked
For clarity: if you work a SOTA station in UT, it counts as a UT SPC + a SOTA station.
QSO points: ADD scores for each band for QSO points
Total Score: QSO points TIMES Multiplier
Multipliers:  x2 for everyone this year (HOME, FIELD or SOTA stations)

  2021 Summary Sheet click here  
 
Edit and submit above Summary Sheet, which calculates your score automatically.
 
SUBMISSIONS:
Send Summary Sheet (logs not required) to na5n@zianet.com by Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mailing address:
Paul Harden, NA5N
72 Polvadera Heights Road
Lemitar, NM 87823
 
 
A FIRST TIMER?  SLOW AT CW?  
If you've never worked a contest before, or find the 35 word per minute exchanges of other contests intimidating, try QRPTTF.  It's pretty low-key and built for fun.  If you hear a station calling QRP TTF, give a call.  Don't be afraid to say PSE QRS (please slow down) if he's too fast for you.  Many stations will match your speed. If you miss an element of the exchange, ask for a repeat (SPC? or NAME?").  We all fail to get the exchange at times.  Often, by listening to a QRPTTF station working another, you can copy the exchange before you call. These are all tricks to help you with your code speed and to get you on the air to make some contacts.
 
Remember, we want to work you as much as you want to work us!
 
Every year, summary sheets are submitted that say "These were my first CW contacts ever," or "my first contest."  That's what this is all about.
Get on the air, have fun, and enjoy the great outdoors if you can - and QRP.
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HAM RADIO
The original Social Distancing
Hams demonstrating
Safe Operating Practices!
PHOTOS.   If you snap a photo or selfie of your QRPTTF or SOTA station, send it along with your
Summary Sheet to be included on the results page. 
 
Questions or comments may be directed to: qrp-l@mailman.qth.net (QRP-L Forum)
or na5n@zianet.com
 
72, Paul NA5N and Jan NQT
Socorro, New Mexico
 
 
 
SOTA (Summits On The Air) stations are our QRPTTF partners, gives us all more stations to work, "chasers" for the SOTA ops to all earn extra points, and have more fun.  SOTA stations count as any QRPTTF contact, PLUS - each summit worked counts as an SPC.  
SOTA stations: Please submit your score.  All SOTA contacts count for QRPTTF.
 
Working the SOTA Stations: SOTA stations do not generally operate search-and-pounce.  The standard SOTA calling frequencies are about 3.563, 7.063, 14.063, 21.063 and 28.063 MHz.  So check those frequencies periodically for SOTA activity.  If you don't know where the station is located, just ask for his SPC.
 
Working the same station from different summits (different summit ID exchange) do not count as dupes.
 
LINKS:
http://sotawatch.org/  SOTA spots and planned activations for QRPTTF
https://summits.sota.org.uk  List of local SOTA associations
 
 
 
 
 
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Other contests on April 24, 2021
Florida QSO Party
10-10 Spring Contest, Digital (10M only)
SP (Poland) DX RTTY Contest
 
 Details at WA7BNM: http://www.contestcalendar.com/
 
Get an SPC (or look it up) with another contest  or QSO
and it counts for QRPTTF as long as YOU are QRP.
Come on, man ... get on the air!!!