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Club Happenings this Fall

George N2APB
 

Fall is here, and with it comes the start of contesting and general club activities again after the long hot Summer. 
 
Our TLARC leadership team highlighted a number of contests (and other club activities) for each month of 2019 that best reflects the interests of its membership ... whether it be taking to the field with QRP, hiking up a mountain to do some QRO work, working from a homebrew or boatanchor station, or just operating from a nice and comfy position there in your own shack! 
 
Take a look at the ones listed below for this Fall and circle your calendar. Maybe get together with another like-minded ham for a combined or instructive "adventure" of using CW, phone, or even the newest cool digital mode: FT8.

Notes: 
1) We included state QSO Parties because it's a nice time for guaranteed activity if you are a QRP operator;
2) We included the major ARRL events when present;
3) We included the specialty QRP field events ... for our TLARC Field Nuts Team ;)
4) We will likely team up on at least a few of these activities using the club callsign KN4DUA;
5) Details on each of the contests we list here are linked in master Contest Calendar ... <https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestcal_qrp.html
6) We will be including OTHER ACTIVITIES in this list.  For example, see the TLARC MEETINGS listed each month.  What else can we list for Club Activities?

SEPTEMBER
Sept 28-29 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY
 
OCTOBER
Oct 5-6: California QSO Party
Oct 12: QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party
Oct 12-13: Arizona QSO Party
Oct 12-13: Pennsylvania QSO Party
Oct 12-13: South Dakota QSO Party
Oct 16: TLARC MEETING
Oct 19-20: New York QSO Party
Oct 21: Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
Oct 26-27: CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 2-4: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW
Nov 5: ARS Spartan Sprint
Nov 9-10: 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, Digital
Nov 10: North American SSB Sprint Contest
Nov 16-18: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB
Nov 17-18: Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment Party
Nov 18: Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
Nov 20: TLARC MEETING
Nov 23-24: CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW
 
DECEMBER
Dec 6-8: ARRL 160-Meter Contest
Dec 7: Wake-Up! QRP Sprint
Dec 8: QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint
Dec 14-15: ARRL 10-Meter Contest
Dec 18: TLARC MEETING
 
Hope to see many of us TLARCers on the bands!  And let us know if you'd like to tag along with some of us to see what it's like ...  maybe even try nabbing a few Qs of your own!

And lastly, please let us know what other activities of general club interest we might have and we can get it on the Calendar.
 
73, George N2APB
TLARC Club Happenings ... http://www.tlarc.org/News/index.html