Sasquatch Stomp - April 3, 2020

The Sasquatch Stomp is an amateur radio contest sponsored by the Pacific North West QRP Group designed to get QRP operators on the air for a fun event similar to the Zombie Shuffle. As you will see, this event was inspired by the Zombie Shuffle and we would like to thank Paul, NA5N, and Jan, N0QT, for giving permission to copy their ideas.

Unlike "real" contests, there is no point to this event other than simply getting on the air and having fun. The event is scored, but unlike other contests the final score for each participant will be a negative number with the object being to get the lowest number below zero.

The Sasquatch Stomp is an annual event which will be held on the Friday nearest April Fool's Day.

Why do Sasquatches Stomp? Because we can, and we're good at it!

Hours of operation: From 21:00 UTC Friday until 03:00 UTC Saturday

For those on the West Coast, that translates to 2:00 PM local to 8:00 PM local. On the East Coast that translates to 5:00 PM local until 11:00 PM local time. Work as little or as much as you care to of that time frame.

The only point to this event is to get on the air and have fun.

To that end, remember that this is not a high speed CW event. Slow down and enjoy helping others improve their skills.

Bands of operation: 20, 40 and 80 Meters, near the QRP watering holes on each band.

Mode: CW Only  

TX Power: QRP, Five watts or less.

Initial Call: CQ STMP

Exchange: RST, SPC (state, province, or country), Sasquatch Number and Name.

If you don't yet have a Sasquatch Number, use the last three numbers of your ZIP Code, or, if you are Canadian, the numbers included in your Postal Code. This event is open to all licensed Radio Amateurs.  QSOs with stations other than "Stompers" count too.  Use the three numbers of the signal report you received in place of the Sasquatch Number for scoring.

Instead of SK, end contacts with STMP

REBIRTH RULE: So as to provide more action, work previously contacted stations again as long as one hour has passed since the previous contact. Obviously, the same station can be worked on all three bands.

Some select stations will be signing themselves as Yeti or Yetina. QSOs with these stations will be worth -999 extra bonus points. YLs are encouraged to sign as Yetina.  If you have operated as a Yeti or Yetina in previous Stomps, please continue to do so.

 Examples: 599 WA 999 Wayne

                 599 WA 998 Yetina

Sasquatch Numbers: Begin at 999 in descending order.

Grand Sasquatch: Wayne, NB6M, Sasquatch # 999

Grand Cryptid and Contest Recountant: Sandra, W7SKM, Sasquatch #998

Bonus Point OPs, Yeti or Yetina: -999

Straight Key All Night: -9,999

Poor Band Conditions: -9,999

Please email the Grand Cryptid ( to secure your own Sasquatch Number (good for life).

You can download the "official" scoresheet below.  Click on the download arrow to the right of the desired file.

Please email your completed scoresheet to and remember that contacts with non-Stompers count too.  Use the three digit signal report received for those contacts for scoring.   

Wayne NB6M                                                                                            Sandra W7SKM

Grand Sasquatch                                                                                      Grand Cryptid

 Sasquatch # 999                                                                                      Sasquatch # 998

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