Rules — 2013 TPQSO Party

[Updated 10/18/2013]

The George S Ladd Radio Club (Golden Gate Chapter) cordially invite all Telephone Pioneers (TelecomPioneers) Amateur Radio Operators in the United States and Canada to participate in contacting as many members in as many chapters as possible, including members of the United States Telephone Pioneer Association. Phone Users, call “CQ Telephone Pioneers”. CW and digital modes, call “CQ TP”.


Each mode is scored separately.

Each PHONE and CW/DIGITAL QSO is worth one contact point. Total score for that mode equals the contact points times Chapters worked in that mode. Only one multiplier may be taken for each chapter worked.

You may contact the same station on different bands. You may also contact the same station in your chapter on different bands.



Reminder — these dates are UTC!   (Saturday and Sunday evening local time in North America)

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 (UTC) 1700-2100Z CW, DIGITAL
Saturday Oct. 19 — Sunday Oct. 20, 2013** 2300-0300Z PHONE
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 1700-2100Z PHONE
Sunday, Oct. 20 — Monday Oct. 21, 2013 ** 2300-0300Z CW, DIGITAL
REMINDER: **The 0000-0300Z portion of the evening sessions, are the previous evening in the Western Hemisphere! (Saturday and Sunday)

Suggested Frequencies:

160 1810-1820 1820-1825 1850-1860
80 3540-3560 3560-3565 updated: 3880-3900
40 7025-7040 7040-7045 7178-7210
20 14040-14060 14060-14065 14240-14300
15 21040-21060 21060-21065 21360-21400
10 28040-28060 28060-28065 28450-28480
6 50.0-50.1 50.4 50.1 – 50.3
2 144.08-144.1 145.6 Local Simplex or Repeater
1.25 (220 MHz) 222.1 223.6 Local Simplex or Repeater
70 cm(420-450 MHz) 432.1 432.6 Local Simplex or Repeater


The last two digits of the year you became a Telephone Pioneer, (if you do not recall your Telephone Pioneer year, then use the last two digits of the year of your net credited service date) and then the chapter number (USTPA: club or chapter number). For example if you became a Telephone Pioneer in 1988, and are a member of Chapter 138, then the exchange would be “88 138”.


If possible, return summary sheets and logs via your Pioneer Amateur Radio Coordinator. Please use the summary sheet. Send your summary sheet and logs, postmarked no later than December 10, 2013, or via email to:

Jim Muiter N6TP
4233 Wooster Av
San Mateo, CA 94403
email: n6tp, at arrl, dot, net.


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