QRPTFF 2017 Announced


Big Island ARRL News, 04 March 2017. 15:50 hrs, UTC, Post #136.


Accessed on 04 March 2017, 15:50 hrs, UTC.

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I’m always looking for something new to stretch my Amateur Radio horizons.  In this article by QRP guru Larry Makoski (W2LJ), I think I’ve found it…it’s the QRP To The Field 2017 event.

This operating event should appeal to the hidden contesters in each of us.  The summer QRP season begins in earnest with the QRP To The Field 2017 event scheduled for Saturday, 22 April 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.  The theme of the outdoor activity is “A River Runs Through It”–operating from rivers (dry or wet) around the country.

On Hawaii Island, hams could set up stations along the Wailuku River in Hilo and have a remote operation close to town.  Although I’m not a “dyed in the wool contester”, I do enjoy some concentrated activity just for the pure fun of it.  You might like this event, too. For more information on QRP To The Field 2017, please visit this website hosted by Paul Harden:

Have some fun!

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Aloha es 73

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

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