NJQRP Skeeter Hunt - two weeks out!

Larry Makoski

We're just two weeks away!

Sunday, August 16th is the running of the 9th Annual NJQRP Skeeter Hunt. If you haven't gotten your Skeeter Number, now is the perfect time. While a number is not needed to participate, it certainly adds to the fun! Just send an e-mail to w2ljqrp@... with your call sign, name and the state or province that you will be operating from. You will receive an e-mail back with your number for 2020. New numbers are issued each year, so don't assume the number you may have had previously is the same going forward.

All the rules for this Summer Sprint can be found at https://www.qsl.net/w2lj/

Don't forget that this year, bonus points will be given to those using home brewed antennas during the Hunt.

During this time of the pandemic, please take all necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. As has always been the case for the Skeeter Hunt, operating from your backyard with a temporary antenna and an alternative power source STILL counts as a portable operation for the multiplier. If you feel uncomfortable with going to a public park or setting - there's no need to! However, if you have a place in mind that you know will be safe with minimal or no interaction with the public, then that's fine too. In all cases, we trust you to use common sense.

Above all, have fun, stay safe and may the propagation be with us!

73 de Larry W2LJ - NJQRP Contest Manager - Skeeter # 13

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