There was an error on the Summary Sheet that added the Field stations to the score, rather than as a bonus multiplier. This
was corrected on this end, thus, your score shown is likely higher than initially claimed.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Updated 9 MAY 2023
2023 QRP to the FIELD (QRPTTF)
NK1N – NJ FIELD STATION
Two days before QRPTTF, I worked EU to JA on 10M and 15M QRP. Then Friday afternoon, a solar flare – no biggie except this was
a proton flare that showered the Earth with those nasty protons for 3 days. This caused polar region noise (and auroras) and
high D-layer absorption. Inspite of the solar flux being in the 150s, these disturbances made for rough bands and weak sigs
and propagation at times. For me, both 15M and 20M seem to fade in and out about every hour most all day.
Summary Sheets indicated most
had fun regardless of the soft bands. Weather was nice in many areas, though a few reported they only worked a few contacts
because it was cold. A few others said the lousy bands drove them off the air after only a short time. Then, there's the
die hards that toughed it out for some impressive scores. All in all, always a fun day getting on the air and working friends,
new and old.
I'll finalize the results this weekend (May 20-21), so please submit your Summary Sheet if you haven't, or at least
email me with the QSOs per band and total SPCs and FIELD stations worked and I'll calculate your score. Some worked the POTA
stations for the FIELD credit, which is certainly within the rules to do.
Someday, maybe the sun will be nice to us for a QRP
— 72, Paul NA5N