April 2010

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QTTF  combines operating a radio (yeah) with being outside and enjoying company of fellow amateur radio operators (double-yeah). Sounds almost like field-day? Yes, except, no noisy generators and we truly set up antennas and radios in an adhoc manner. This is a great low-key contest that can accomodate anyones CW skills, beginner or expert. The audiences on site and on the air are always very supportive, so give it a try and either come join us at Beaver Lake or operate from home.

The RTKCC will be again at its traditional QTTF site in the Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish. We’ll begin setting up around 7am, hopefully we’ll be ready by 8am when the event starts. Look for us in a clearing somewhere around the Pavilion/Shelter near the lake.
Around noon we’ll eventually get too hungry, so we pack up and transfer to the Mexican at the Pine Lake shopping mall.

More QTTF details, background and the contest rules can be  found here.

Directions to our radio site: From Sammamish’s main drag, 228th Ave SE, turn East on SE 24th St and follow it E for ~1.5mi. As the round starts to turn N, look for road signs to the Beaver Lake Park parking lot.