Re: Success! My Hilltopper 20

KB9BVN - <kb9bvn@...>

Chas I am normally home from work and on the air by 22:15Z (5:15PM EST)  or after Sunday March 10th 21:15Z (5:15PM EDT)  on 14060 calling and listening. 

I can also be on the air there at 10:15Z to 10:45Z (5:15AM EST) 

In the morning I have to QRT by 5:45AM EST to head off to the J-O-B


QTH: Central Indiana

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <> wrote:
You guys should post when you are going to be on air.  I’d be happy to listen on 20.  When I do hear stations, it’s often the intrepid QRP ops, because everyone else has abandoned 20 meters.


Chas - NK8O

On Mar 6, 2019, at 11:23 AM, WA4EFS <himself@...> wrote:

Take comfort in having been spotted by K7 and VE6 (
73, -Lloyd 
From: [] On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Success! My Hilltopper 20
I am jellin....I get home from work just as 20m is it seems.  Last night I couldn't even hear ARRL bulletins on 14047.5
I will keep trying.  I HAVE heard some stations on my HT20...but so far no joy on a QSO. 
I remain hopeful ... and the weekend is coming up
On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 9:14 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.  
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")
QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...
3/3/19    WA1WCC (Ron)   RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod   
3/5/19    W5T (Jay)            RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas
Don Buckter
San Francisco

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Brian Murrey

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Brian Murrey

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