Another great QRP story -
- Hello friends!
The reports are trickling in in the last few days of
Pete's QRP Challenge.
Stay tuned to
http://www.qsl.net/n9ssa/qrpchallenge.html for updated
I hope you can take a second to try a bit of QRP.
Here's another testomonial to the greatness of QRP!
--- James and Heidi Wiersma <wiersma@...>
> From: "James and Heidi Wiersma"=====
> To: <n9ssa@...>
> Subject: QRP Challenge Signal Report
> Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 22:27:48 -0400
> Well Pete, I don't know what to say....this QRP
> thing works!
> Being one of those newbie "low-code" Generals, I
> didn't even think about trying to make contacts with
> low power. But alas the plot begins!
> Since it was such a beautiful day, I thought I'd
> throw up my 17m dipole I had constructed about a
> month ago. After a few times bringing it down,
> "cut-n-tuning", and hoisting it back up I contacted
> Rich WA7ND in Oregon... After rag chewing with him
> for awhile about audio quality, I asked him if he'd
> give me a signal report at lower power...
> Sooo....to make a long story short we went from 100
> watts down to 50 (S8 on his meter), 25 (S7), 10
> (S7), 5 (S7), then 1 watt (S3 [1763mpw]), and then
> 500 mw (S1 but readable [3526mpw])! I simply
> couldn't believe it. That was probably the most fun
> I've had on HF since field day last year. Thanks
> for sponsoring the contest, the QSO details are
> From James Wiersma - KC8OPV (grid EN62ws)
> April 28, 2001, 2303z - 2332z
> WA7ND - Sisters, OR (Grid CN93gu)
> 18.117 MHz - 17m SSB 1 watt
> 1763 Miles per Watt
> (note: I'll "officially" submit one watt)
> Thanks, Pete, for putting on a fun little challenge!
> James Wiersma, KC8OPV
- Pete Hoffswell
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