Sasquatch Stomp - March 30, 2018

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 will occur annually, with the first event occurring on Friday, April 1st, 2016. Subsequent Stomps will occur 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  

Special Notice: Due to less than favorable band conditions at this low end of the sunspot cycle the maximum power output for Sasquatch Stomp 2017 will be a "Sport QRP" level of 15 watts.

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 the numbers included in your Postal Code. This event is open to all licensed Radio Amateurs.

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. Once we get to 000, further Sasquatch Numbers will be Negative Numbers.

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 (skmcfee@att.net) to secure your own Sasquatch Number (good for life).

If you would like to be one of our Yetis, email the Grand Cryptid (skmcfee@att.net). If you are a YL, please go ahead and sign yourself as a Yetina.

You can download the "official" scoresheet below.

Wayne NB6M                                                                                            Sandra W7SKM

Grand Sasquatch                                                                                      Grand Cryptid

 Sasquatch # 999                                                                                      Sasquatch # 998

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pQRP Pacific Northwest QRP Group,
Apr 5, 2017, 12:19 PM
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pQRP Pacific Northwest QRP Group,
Apr 5, 2017, 12:19 PM
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pQRP Pacific Northwest QRP Group,
Aug 17, 2016, 8:40 AM