Yes! The Telephone Pioneer QSO welcomes all Amateur Radio operators: Pioneers, former Pioneers, and Non-Pioneers to participate on the air.
Thanks to John W4BXI and participating club TPARCA for contributing the following links to help you before and during the TPQSO Party!
|TPWINLOG||Windows program by W4AXO for logging contacts and preparing log sheets.|
|Chat Room||A real-time aid to finding participants during the event.
We suggest using your callsign as your Username. No password is needed.
|Chat User Guide||How to set up and use the chat room.|
|CW Practice||How to customize MorseRunner to practice for CQTP.
Send any questions to W4BXI.
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
Jim — N6TP
Here’s what you need for the 2016 TPQSO Party
Here’s everything you need to participate.
Download the Announcement,
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
|K0OHB||OPERATED PORTABLE FROM THE RV IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA. ON 20 AND 40 OPEN FEW CONTACTS.|
|K0SFV||CONDITIONS WERE TERRIBLE AT LEAST AT MY QTH. I AM HOPING TO DO BETTER NEXT YEAR.|
|K4VBN||THANKS A LOT FOR THE FUN. ENJOYED MY FIRST TELEPHONE PARTY QSO CONTEST. GLAD TO SEE THE NICE BAND OPENINGS|
|KB0BH||I HAD A GREAT TIME.|
|KB0JIT||HI JIM. THE WEEKEND WAS BAD FOR ME. ONLY COULD WORK A SHORT TIME EACH DAY. I NEVER DID HEAR ANY DIGITAL STATIONS.|
|KK7IB||MY THANKS TO YOU AND JOHN FOR KEEPING THIS RUNNING!|
|N4ACH||I HAD FUN AGAIN THIS YEAR AFTER FIGURING OUT THE TPWINLOG. GREAT PROGRAM THANKS H.C.|
|NO1R||SEVERAL 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.|
|VE5AAD||SOLAR PROBLEMS SHUT DOWN THE BANDS IN MY LOCATION WITH ONLY A FEW STATIONS HEARD. CU NEXT YEAR.|
|W0NFL||DISAPPOINTMENT THIS YEAR AS I JUST COULD NOT HEAR TO HEAVY NOISE LEVEL AT MY QTH|
|W6GPM||MY 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.|
|W6SHF||NOT MANY CALLS HEARD THIS YEAR FROM THE PAST AND NO CANADIAN CALLS. (SADLY BOB PASSED AWAY IN EARLY DECEMBER - JIM N6TP)|
|W7DAJ||AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR THE SPEARHEADING THE TPQSO PARTY. HAD FUN|
|WA4PTZ||I HAD A GREAT TIME. THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE TPQSO PARTY.|
|WA5MLF||THANKS 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.|
|WA8MWA||73 AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK.|
|WF9V||NO LONGER ACTIVE BUT I DO STILL SPONSOR WA9PAC PIONEER REPEATER IN SOUTH CHICAGO. LETS DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.|
2015 -- Individual Scores
|CALL||NAMES||CHAPTER||CW Points||PH Points||TOTAL||Bonus||Final Total|
|AF6F||DICK SCHEPLER||DE ANZA||0||867||867||30||897|
|K0HQW||TORT ISAACSON||THEODORE GARRY||0||242||242||0||242|
|KB4LWT||LARRY ANDRUS||SOUTHERN STATES NEW OUTLOOK||0||752||752||0||752|
|N4ACH||H. C. MORGAN||MID-ATLANTIC||0||686||686||80||766|
|N6TP||JIM MUITER||GOLDEN GATE||105||1540||1645||40||1685|
|NO1R||STEVE CAPOGNA||NORTH CAROLINA||16||170||186||0||186|
|W6GPM||JIM MCWHORTER||GOLDEN BEAR||56||330||386||0||386|
|W6SHF||BOB BEEBE||GOLDEN GATE||0||352||352||0||352|
|WA8MWA||CAROLYN DAVIDSON||CROSSROADS OUTLOOK||9||0||9||0||9|
|WS6K||BILL SCHROEDER||GOLDEN GATE||0||512||512||0||512|
2015 -- Chapter Scores
|SOUTHERN STATES NEW OUTLOOK||752|
See you next year!
Yes Starting in 2015! The Telephone Pioneer QSO welcomes all Amateur Radio operators: Pioneers, former Pioneers, and Non-Pioneers to participate on the air. Read More >>
An archive of past years’ results is available for the Telephone Pioneer QSO Party.
And for those who are curious — here is a table of all the individual results of the TPQSO Party from 2010–2013. You can see how you and other operators fared over time! [Updated 5/6/14]