What QRP Operating Today?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KM4DYX, Aug 15, 2017.

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  1. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I worked a few stations in the sweepstakes today from the Yukon to Maryland. I am not a contester but it is fun a way to make some quick QRP SSB contacts. It is also a good way to get a few states
    I need. I always want to make sure I work enough contacts that the guys who worked me get points for working me. I found myself today hunting the few states I need as the band began to turn and I realized I had not really work enough folks. So I had to switch from state hunting to taking anyone I could get. Still fun!
     
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  2. WW2PT

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    5N7Q (Nigeria) and PZ5W (Suriname) were strong on 30M CW this evening. I put both in the log without too much trouble.

    PZ5W confirmed on LOTW an hour or two later (my 100th LOTW QSL on 30m); Nigeria is a QRP ATNO for me (no. 69) in my QRP DXCC chase. That’s a productive day for me! Lol!

    Also good signals from 6W7PCT (Senegal) and C56DF (The Gambia), but the band changed before I could work them.

    J68GD (St. Lucia) was another Caribbean chip shot from last Friday.

    Wkg cdx: K3 @ 5w, Ultimax 100 End-Fed (24’ vertical wire)
     
  3. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

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    PJ4/K4BAI Curaçao 30m CW
    QRP ATNO (#70!). Wkd 5w to 24’ vertical end-fed wire.
    Not sure how I’d never managed to put PJ4 in the log with QRP until now...
    30 more to go for QRP DXCC!

    YN2CC Nicaragua 30m CW
    Not an ATNO, but the first YN contact on 30m.

    Wkg cdx: K3 @ 5w, Ultimax 100 End-Fed (24’ vertical wire)
     
  4. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Worked a couple of SOTA stations on 60 M with the FT-817, 5 watts, short skip. One station was around 165 miles and the other around 200, I think. My antenna system is far from ideal for 60, but good signals both ways. Cranked up the power to ARS KM4DYX Maximum (25 Watts) with the SGC for my first-ever SKCC WES. Enjoying the J-37 es J-45 straight keys. The little Soviet mini key is a hoot, too.
     
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  5. N8AFT

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    I worked Peter, VE3SO, Wednesday afternoon. He was having great success using his MFJ loop suspended from his garage rafters at 12 ' apex and 5w CW....
    Usually he is running from in the house and using the rain gutters and eaves trough downspouts for the radiator.
     
  6. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    That sounds like a fun contact
     
  7. N8AFT

    N8AFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nothing like minimal equipment to experiment with!
     
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  8. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I worked what would have been a QRP ATNO (9Z4Y Trinidad & Tobago) the other day on 20m...then realized I’d forgotten to dial my K3 down from 100w to 5w!

    DOH!
     
  9. WN1MB

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    Being an apartment dweller, my on-the-air activities loosely fall under a recently adopted adage: every day is a holiday and very meal is a feast.

    I find keeping things simple keeps things sane.

    YMMV. 72/73!
     
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  10. AA8NN

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    I did a parks on the air activation with my ft-818. It looked lonely on the shelf so took it out to play. I didn't have much time. Worked 27 qsos in a little over an hour on 20, 30, and 40 meters. Tons of fun in a little box!
     
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