Re: QRP Weekend??
- Hi Larry,
Still looking for you and hope to see you today (Sunday) if you happen
to get a chance to get on the band.
I was able to manage a number of QRP QSO's both state side and even
some DX (France, UK, Cuba, etc). The band seemed to be in good shape
and had a number of QRP QSO's durning the day but late in the day had
a few that were from 20min to over 30min long ragchews so it was fun
and the band held out. My most interesting ones on the band yesterday
(Saturday 4/19) were:
- Station in PA in apart/condo using QRP and rain gutter as
antenna...so then I switched to my tuner with rain gutter so we were
gutter to gutter QRP so just proved try and use what you have and give
it a go!
- My 1 watt QRPp to several in TX area and East Coast...again band was
good shape here...didn't take much yesterday to make some nice contacts.
- Delbert N5ZTW answered back with a reply to my 'I have no idea how
much power I was using' as there was no detection of any power out on
my meter on the ic-756proII or the Diawa CN-801 meter either..but
Delbert answered back...thanks Delbert.
Hope you all have had a nice weekend....30m seems in good shape this
weekend and lots of fun and contacts/experimenting/ragchew/dx going
on, hope some of you had time to operate some on the band.
de kb9umt Don
--- In 30meterPSKGroup@yahoogroups.com, "Edward Cobb" <larrycobb@...>
> Not sure how anyone else might be doing but my portable ops from FN11ev
> are not too hot [:-s] . I got the Buddipole set up in dipole config
> but the bands in general were pretty noisy from mid morning to mid
> afternoon ... I have to break off pretty soon for a planned dinner. I
> tried 20m CW and SSB but QRP is pretty rough right now and there seemed
> to be a contest going on. 30m was very noisy with nasty-sounding stuff
> [:(] ... I heard some PSK signals but none too strong. I was able to
> decode with PSKDigi and my Dell Axim but I still don't have a good
> interface set up for TX ... tried some CQ's around 10.141 (audio freq)
> but don't think I was getting out well and if everyone else had the same
> noise as I it wouldn't have made any difference if I was getting out Hi!
> It was not a bust trip, though. I learned that I need a "checklist"
> when getting ready for a QRP-portable outing ... there's too much stuff
> to forget (and I did [:)] ). I'll be trying this in another week or so
> from a local park in NJ to practice. I need practice with my QRP
> operating technique, too! [:">]
> Hope there were other people on the band for QRP ... I don't know if
> I'll get on tomorrow because we're leaving around mid-day for NJ and 30m
> isn't too hot in the A.M.
> For now, my fervent wish is for more sunspots!
> Larry - NK2X