Today, Paul Harden announced the theme for QRP To The Field 2017 - "A River Runs Through It" or, as he also refers to it - "Rivers On The Air".
To quote Paul:
Qualifying River: To avoid any confusion defining a river, creek, stream, canal, etc. – if it has a name, it qualifies, whether or not there's water in it when you arrive. This would include dry river beds and arroyos (with a name) common in the Southwest. Operate from near the river as safety or local facilities allow.
This year, QRPTTF falls on Saturday, April 22nd. It runs 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Local Time (so it varies from time zone to time zone).
The name of the river is a required part of the exchange, but you're welcomed to shorten it to something manageable - so something like the "Chattahoochie" won't be so daunting on CW.
There's no shortage of rivers, creeks and streams near me, so finding a suitable location to operate shouldn't be a problem. QRPTTF is one of my most favorite events of the year and is the kick off to the Summer QRP Outdoor Operating season. Once QRPTTF rolls around - you know Winter is definitely over!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!