MOBILE AND FIXED STATIONS: For the benefit of all participants, announce your planned activity now. Please send your operating plan to NO5W so that he can post your planned activity to the ROUTES webpage. See below for detail.
Here is an opportunity for code practice for the upcoming Texas QSO Party using MorseRunner and RufzXP.
2022 CONTEST DATES
Saturday September 17: 9AM to 9PM CDT
Sunday September 18: 9AM to 3PM CDT
Saturday September 17: 1400Z to SEP 18 0200Z and
Sunday September 18: 1400Z to 2000Z
For more information, visit the Rules page.
2022 TQP IS ALMOST HERE
Time to make sure the mobile is ready for the road and to plan your route! As in the past, prepare your ROUTE in the form of a list of the counties you plan to visit and the day you will be there. It is important to include your operating mode (CWOnly, SSBOnly, MIXed). Route plans need not be detailed - all Chuck NO5W needs is a text file listing the operating mode with the counties you plan to be in and in the order you will pass through them if that is more convenient. The listings do not need crossing times, and in fact, these slow processing to strip them out.
If you are operating both days, there should be two lists, one list for each day. You can list the counties in an email if that is more convenient. If you are not operating as a rover, send Chuck an email with the county you will operate from and your call.
These are examples of the suggested (not required) formats for submissions.
Send the lists to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link, attach your list or lists, type a brief note to Chuck if you like, then click send. Simple and quick. Check back here in a few days to verify that your route has been received. To do so, visit 2022 Routes to verify that your route has been received.
If you have additional information such as a schedule of times when you expect to be in each county please do not include it in your lists. Send them to email@example.com as a separate document. This will be included as additional information on the routes page.
Please send your routes as EARLY as possible. Chuck needs time to process the lists, as well as prepare for the contest.
NOTE: Routes received during the final week before the contest (September 12 to September 17) may not get posted before the contest starts. This does not mean you cannot participate or affect your score. See below.
IMPORTANT: you do not have to submit a route in order to participate. Having your route listed is a service to help you make more contacts but is NOT a requirement to enter the contest. To participate in the contest, you must:
- get on the air and make contacts
- log contacts during the contest hours
- submit a log to the contest committee.
There are no fees or entry forms. Just get on the air and have a good time!