Featured post

Announcing the 52nd Annual TPQSO Party!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Telephone Pioneer QSO Party Chapter Coordinators,
Telephone Pioneer Radio Amateurs,
TelecomPioneer Chapter Administrators:

The George S Ladd Radio Club (Golden Gate Chapter) invites all Telephone Pioneers, including former and current employees of the telephone related companies, and all other licensed amateur radio operators to participate in the 52nd Annual Telephone Pioneer QSO Party. We  welcome contacts from non-pioneers as well.

The Telephone Pioneer QSO party combines Telephone Pioneering and Amateur Radio. It is a great chance to renew old friendships..  Help us celebrate the  Annual Telephone Pioneer QSO Party.

For the latest information and results go to: http://tpqso.com/

If you are a chapter coordinator, please make every effort to contact all the Telephone Pioneer operators in your chapter.

This website includes the rules, log sheets and a summary sheet. Please use the summary sheet!

The Telephone Pioneer QSO Party is scheduled for Monday October 17, 2016.

The big change this year is to schedule the event on Monday October 17, 2016. One complaint about weekend operating is the QRM with the various state QSO parties. The event will run eight hours with all modes running concurrently but scored separately.

Please give our announcement the widest possible distribution to all the known Amateur Radio Operators both pioneers and non-pioneers..  Thanks to all the previous coordinators who have made the TPQSO party a great success over the past 51 years.

For more information please call, email or write:

Jim Muiter N6TP
 4233 Wooster Ave.
 San Mateo, CA 94403
 650-345-6973
N6TPjim@gmail.com

73
Jim — N6TP

Here’s what you need for the 2016 TPQSO Party

Here’s everything you need to participate.

Download the Announcement,
including the rules, operating times, frequencies, & more:

DOC Icon2016 Announcement — Word Format

PDF Icon2016 Announcement — PDF Format

Our Support Team Celebrating the 2015 TPQSO Party

Results of the 2015 Telephone Pioneer QSO Party

Your comments are enjoyable to read. They give a real sense as to how the Telephone Pioneer QSO Party Operators found conditions and what they were able to accomplish. It appears that our friends in the South generally had good conditions and those in the mid-west did not fare so well. One observation that stood out was the bands were congested from the various state QSO parties. The timing of the Telephone Pioneer QSO Party is based on being one weekend before the CQ WW DX contest held on the last full weekend in October. Apparently the chairman of the State QSO parties has the same idea in scheduling their event. The participation committee will review this year’s schedule for a possible reconsideration. One radical thought is to schedule it during mid-week. Again we invite your comments on scheduling and how we might improve the event.

One thing we cannot do much about is HF conditions. They vary from year to even on a daily basis. So the selection of the hours of operation becomes important. Daytime hours favor the higher bands 20-15 and10 meters and the night time hours favor 160-80 and 40 meters.

Let us take a look at the results. John W4BXI had a clean sweep, with the most CW, Phone, Bonus and Total Points. In the Chapter category, the South Chapter took first place with the Golden Gate Chapter a distant second. A big thanks to all who participated and especially those who submitted their results.

73 Jim N6TP

2015 -- Operator's Soapbox

CALLCOMMENTS
K0OHBOPERATED PORTABLE FROM THE RV IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA. ON 20 AND 40 OPEN FEW CONTACTS.
K0SFVCONDITIONS WERE TERRIBLE AT LEAST AT MY QTH. I AM HOPING TO DO BETTER NEXT YEAR.
K4VBNTHANKS A LOT FOR THE FUN. ENJOYED MY FIRST TELEPHONE PARTY QSO CONTEST. GLAD TO SEE THE NICE BAND OPENINGS
KB0BHI HAD A GREAT TIME.
KB0JITHI JIM. THE WEEKEND WAS BAD FOR ME. ONLY COULD WORK A SHORT TIME EACH DAY. I NEVER DID HEAR ANY DIGITAL STATIONS.
KB4LWTMUCH FUN
KK7IBMY THANKS TO YOU AND JOHN FOR KEEPING THIS RUNNING!
N4ACHI HAD FUN AGAIN THIS YEAR AFTER FIGURING OUT THE TPWINLOG. GREAT PROGRAM THANKS H.C.
N4OLNFUN TIME
NO1RSEVERAL CW CONTESTS MADE A MESS OF 20 METERS. FUN WORKING PIONEERS ON 40 SSB ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 15 METERS WAS OPEN TO THE WEST COAST ON SATURDAY.
VE5AADSOLAR PROBLEMS SHUT DOWN THE BANDS IN MY LOCATION WITH ONLY A FEW STATIONS HEARD. CU NEXT YEAR.
W0NFLDISAPPOINTMENT THIS YEAR AS I JUST COULD NOT HEAR TO HEAVY NOISE LEVEL AT MY QTH
W6GPMMY WORST SHOWING EVER. THE MANY STATE QSO PARTIES GOING ON THE SAME TIME MADE IT TUFF. MISSED WORKING MANY OLD TIMERS, T'VE WORKED IN THE PAST. PARTICIPATION SEEMS TO BE GETTING LOWER EVERY YEAR. ONLY WORKED ONE VE.
W6SHFNOT MANY CALLS HEARD THIS YEAR FROM THE PAST AND NO CANADIAN CALLS. (SADLY BOB PASSED AWAY IN EARLY DECEMBER - JIM N6TP)
W7DAJAS ALWAYS THANKS FOR THE SPEARHEADING THE TPQSO PARTY. HAD FUN
WA4PTZI HAD A GREAT TIME. THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE TPQSO PARTY.
WA5MLFTHANKS FOR ORGANIZING THIS EVENT. AGAIN I DID NOT H AVE THE OPPRTUNITY TO WORK NON-PIONEER CONTACTS, I KNOW THAT SOME PARTICPANTS DID. I THINK IT'S GOOD TO INCLUDE THAT OPTION. THE 10 METER BAND SEEMS TO BE DEAD AT MY LOCATION. AS IS OFTEN THE CASE OTHER EVENTS COMPETED FOR THE FREQUENCIES.
WA8MWA73 AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK.
WF9VNO LONGER ACTIVE BUT I DO STILL SPONSOR WA9PAC PIONEER REPEATER IN SOUTH CHICAGO. LETS DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

2015 -- Individual Scores

CALLNAMESCHAPTERCW PointsPH PointsTOTALBonusFinal Total
AF6FDICK SCHEPLERDE ANZA086786730897
K0CCULEE WEITZELIOWA01701700170
K0HQWTORT ISAACSONTHEODORE GARRY02422420242
K0OHBWAYNE ASHWELLMISSOURI05656056
K0SFVLARRY CANNONKANSAS01101
K4VBNROBERT HENSLEYGEORGIA01801800180
KB0BHLARRY WHITESOUTH088288220902
KB0JITPAUL SIPESIOWA09909
KB4LWTLARRY ANDRUSSOUTHERN STATES NEW OUTLOOK07527520752
KK7IBGEORGE WITTEARIZONA03636036
N4ACHH. C. MORGANMID-ATLANTIC068668680766
N4OLNGARY LINDEMANSOUTH366887240724
N5BFDJIM HOPLINSOKLAHOMA60606
N6TPJIM MUITERGOLDEN GATE10515401645401685
N9RPRONALD UNDERWOODWISCONSIN0144144144
NO1RSTEVE CAPOGNANORTH CAROLINA161701860186
VE5AADCHAS ZSOKASASKATCHEWAN01515015
W0HFCJOHN BOSTELMANNMISSOURI01515015
W0NFLJAMES GRAHAMIOWA03535035
W4AXOJIM ROEBUCKALABAMA6639145710467
W4BXIJOHN DRUMSOUTH429253029591003059
W6GPMJIM MCWHORTERGOLDEN BEAR563303860386
W6SHFBOB BEEBEGOLDEN GATE03523520352
W7DAJALLEN JAMESONMISSISSIPPI04164160416
WA4PTZTIM SAVAGETENNESSEE18013861566501616
WA5MLFJOHN KRUPSKYLOUISIANA03123120312
WA8MWACAROLYN DAVIDSONCROSSROADS OUTLOOK90909
WF9VBOB MARCHESIILLINOIS246690090
WS6KBILL SCHROEDERGOLDEN GATE05125120512

2015 -- Chapter Scores

CHAPTERSCORE
SOUTH4685
GOLDEN GATE2549
TENNESSEE1616
DE ANZA897
MID-ATLANTIC766
SOUTHERN STATES NEW OUTLOOK752
ALABAMA467
MISSISSIPPI416
GOLDEN BEAR386
LOUISIANA312
THEODORE GARRY242
IOWA214
NORTH CAROLINA186
GEORGIA180
WISCONSIN144
ILLINOIS90
MISSOURI71
ARIZONA36
SASKATCHEWAN15
CROSSROADS OUTLOOK9
OKLAHOMA6
KANSAS1

See you next year!