you'd hear the following over the public address system:
"Ladies and Gentlemen - stepping up to the plate to pinch hit for the Flight of the BumbleBees are the Flying Pigs!"
Yes ...... there IS something happening this Sunday to satisfy you avid, outdoor QRP enthusiasts. The Flying Pigs Amateur Radio Club International has hastily put together an event - called the "Pig Out"
Here are the basic rules as posted by Brian KB9BVN on Facebook. The official rules will be posted tomorrow - most likely on the Flying Pigs website and/or http://www.qrpcontest.org
Preliminary rules and info:
This is a 4 hour fun event on Sunday July 26 2020.
Object: Work as many CW contacts as possible; Multiplier points for working Flying Pigs
and working Flying Pigs not at their home QTH.
Contest period: 1700 to 2100 UTC
Bands: 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters CW only.
If FPqrp member using normal Home QTH station, send RST and FPqrp# and X2; i.e. 559 NR1234 "x2" else if FPqrp member using Field station, send RST and FPqrp# and "X5" ; i.e. 559 NR2345 "x5"
else send RST and Power; i.e. 559 5W
There is only one power levels: QRP - no more than 5 watts
Scoring: Score is number of QSOs per Band with/without FPqrp# and Field multipliers
Special bonus points: None
To Enter: Post your score via the AUTOLOG (at qrpcontest.com) within 15 days of the event (July 26, 2020).
Gotta hand it to the Flying Pigs for putting together something at the drop of a hat!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!