Anyone for a QRP Outing in the cold of winter?
The annual F)reeze Y)our B)... O)ff contest will be held on Saturday,
February 7, 2009, between 1400Z-2400Z. I think that means 9 a.m. to
7 p.m local (Eastern Standard) time.
In 2007 Cortland, KA5S, and I joined Ed, AB8DF, in Hell, Michigan for
the event. Yes, it WAS a cold day in Hell -2°F when we arrived, high
of <15°F, AND Hell WAS frozen over. :) Last year Cortland wasn't
available, and I had to be in Ohio that weekend for a family event,
so I went to the "hallowed groud" of the Bethany, Ohio, Voice of
America Site, which is now a park, and operated with a couple of my
friends from that area.
However, this year I'm planning to go to a site locally (within 20
miles or therabouts) of Rockford, preferably, but not absitively
necessarily, a location on a hill, and prfereably where there is
possibility of some shelter from the elements.
Does anyone care to join the effort? Ideas for an outdoor site, with
possible shelter from wind/sn*w, etc? For details on the event, see
Please respond off line
73 de n8xx Hg