I've been working on the 2016 QRP To The Field website, rules, links, deleting old stuff, etc. all night, but taking longer than I thought. So to not cause any further delay, here's a HEADS UP on this year's QRPTTF.
Open to all QRPers, SOTA ops, and ARRL NPOTA participants (running QRP)
DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016
TIME: 0800-1800 your local time U.S.
THEME: "Park It Here"
Operate from any National Park, State Park, or AOP (Any Ole Park). This is designed to be compatible with the ARRL's NPOTA - for those participating in the ARRL's National Parks On The Air. Thus, QSOs for QRPTTF will also count for the NPOTA if operating from an NPS qualified park or facility. If more convenient, operate from a nearby State Park, Municipal Park, or other park for the "Park" multiplier. SOTA stations operating from a qualified summit (and who doesn't?) also count as a "Park" multiplier.
That should be enough for now to mark your calendars, charge your batteries, dust off your field rig, and come up with a good excuse on why you will be gone Saturday, April 23.
Website coming soon.
72, Paul NA5N
I've said this before ... when you come right down to it, NPOTA is perfect for QRPers. It doesn't have to be complicated, it doesn't have to be a mini Field Day (unless you want it to be, of course). Personally, when it comes to portable ops, I feel the simpler, the better - a la` Jim W1PID, Steve WG0AT and countless others .....a rig, a battery and an antenna, and a whole lotta fun..
There's nothing like QRP and the Great Outdoors!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!