The goats and I went up Mt Herman for the first "Skeeter Hunt"! The NJQRP Club sponsored a new summertime operating event called - "The Skeeter Hunt". The objective was to get QRPers out of their shacks for the day; and into the fresh air and sunshine, to spread their wings and fill the airwaves with "Skeeters". While commercial equipment could certainly utilized, bonus points were awarded for those who personally home brewed their own or kit built their own equipment (equipment not built by the operator would not count as either home brewed or kit built - it would be considered commercial equipment). The inaugural event wass to be held on Sunday August 12th. It was a four hour sprint - from 17:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC (1:00 TO 5:00 PM EDT).
The theme for this year was "My favorite outdoor place". You were encouraged to operate from your favorite outdoor place and tell us about it in your Soapbox comments.
Stations who wish to be designated as "Skeeters" could get a Skeeter number by requesting one by sending an e-mail to email@example.com Skeeter numbers would be issued from May through the day before the event.