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Announcing the 54rd Annual TPQSO Party!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Telephone Pioneer Radio Amateurs,
Telephone Pioneer QSO Party Chapter Coordinators, and
Telecom Pioneer 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 54th 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.

Included with this letter are the rules, log sheets and a summary sheet. Please use the summary sheet!

The Telephone Pioneer QSO Party is scheduled for Monday October 15, 2018

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.

There will be a special digital only session from 18:00 to 19:00 UTC. The increasing use of the digital modes, especially FT-8, will give all of us a chance to test its popularity.

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 53 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 2018 TPQSO Party

Here’s everything you need to participate.

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

DOC Icon2018 Announcement — Word Format

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Results of the 2017 Telephone Pioneer QSO Party

(Antique Radio Photo)

“A Real Pioneering Radio”

The 2017 Telephone Pioneer QSO Party continued the new schedule and mode of operation. We had moved off the December weekend schedule to avoid other operating events such as the various state QSO parties. The third Monday in October again presented us with a unique opportunity to operate in relatively quiet bands.
Conditions were only fair, considering that we were on the downward slope of the Sunspot Cycle 24.

However as always we made many great contacts with other Telephone Pioneers plus non-Pioneers as well. The bonus points for working non-pioneers and spreading the word about pioneering showed up in the scores. The final score equaled the QSO and chapter totals— i.e. CW and Phones QSOs added together multiplied by the CW and Phone Chapters added together. Then we tightened up the spread in the suggested frequencies.

Participation was up this year to 25, which shows continued interest in our event! Thanks to all who enjoyed making those old friendships live again.

73 and see you on the air,
Jim N6TP

CALLNAMESCHAPTERCW TotalPH TotalBonusFinal Total
Totals51950392808712
W4BXIJOHN DRUMSOUTH19818041003400
N6TPJIM MUITERGOLDEN GATE1211122302076
KI7CKESCOTT SLATERWASHINGTON01035101045
W0NFLJIM GRAHAMIOWA92020395
K0OHBWAYNE ASHWELLMISSOURI028660346
WA4PTZTIM SAVAGETENNESSEE1518730338
CG5AADCHAS ZSOKASASKATCHEWAN208810202
W4AXOJIM ROEBUCKALABAMA80250195
VE4BGBORIS KUJOTMANITOBA91000169
W8KGIJAMES HANLONCROSS ROAD NEW OUTLOOK36360144
K0CCULEE WEITZELIOWA0881098
AF6FDICK SCHEPLERDE ANZA0801090
WA5MLFJOHN KRUPSKYLOUISIANA080080
KK7IBGEORGE WHITEARIZONA042042
VE1INLORNE TITUSNEW BRUNSWICK94025
KB4LWTLARRY ANDRUSSO. STATES NEW OUTLOOK016016
N5BFDJIM HOPKINSOKLAHOMA160016
KB0JITPAUL SIPESIOWA0909
W3LIABOB LAWSONLIBERTY BELL0909
WF9VBOB MARCHESCHIILLNOIS2106
K0SFVLARRY CANNONKANSAS0404
N9XUDAVE HOLDEMANILLNOIS4004
AC8AVKEN JENNINGSOHIO0101
K0HQWTORT ISAACSONTHEODORE GARRY0101
K4HFCHUCK KITTLEWOODNORTH CAROLINA0101