My latest 1328 mi, 2138 km DX record with 250 mW

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by CX3BZ, Oct 7, 2019.

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  1. CX3BZ

    CX3BZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    On September 18, 2019, at 22:41 I fired my tiny Pixie, a CW only, 250 mW, fixed crystal frequency of 7030 kHz transceiver, powered by a 12 VDC old and discarded battery used for the burglar alarm at my home. The antenna is a halfwave sloper dipole for the 40m band.

    It was a real surprise and exciting moment to receive a reply to my CQ from LU4XAP, Fernando, Rio Gallegos Province of Santa Cruz in Southern Patagonia, Argentina (Distance: 328 mi, 2138 km). He reported my sigs 229, with some QRM but he later commented my signals were enough strong to the minimal power I was using. I sent him a 339. The QSO lasted a couple of minutes, but has been QSLed two ways and is my latest DX record on QRPp, an amazing mode of DXing and ham radio. Love CW, I look forward to better condx in the future, but constancy and enthusiasm is key for great moments, producing high adrenaline in your blood and pride of being a ham radio operator.


    Keep firing your QRP rigs and don't let the solder cool down!

    Horacio, CX3BZ

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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2019
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    BRAVO Horacio!!

    That's really cool - what a FUN contact!!


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  3. KG7WGX

    KG7WGX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

  4. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    A real hardy Well done! That is a great contact.

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