Re: Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

Dave Benson


The weather behaved nicely here yesterday. I wish I could say the same of band conditions.

I went portable yesterday and put up a 40M dipole. There were only a couple CW signals on the band, and I was skunked there.  Over the course of an hour, I worked one station- on 20M. He was a SOTA activator, so he could hear me without all the usual man-made noise.

I suspect that weekend 'contest fatigue' was also a factor.  By contrast, FT8 was roaring merrily along. CW is my first love, but that digital mode might be a more productive bet these days.  Just sayin'.

 Dave- K1SWL

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 9:06 PM Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <> wrote:
The only problem with contest days is that each guy is trying that much harder to stamp out the guy next to him.  I worked several DX stations during the contest, although I must admit that I was running 50 watts, not 5.  Nonetheless, most signals were 599 +20 or +30 where I was.

If the weather behaves tomorrow I’m going to activate a park or two.  Today was thunderstorms and driving rain.  Not conducive to outdoor activities!


Chas - NK8O

On May 27, 2019, at 5:00 PM, W6BOW via Groups.Io <DBuckter@...> wrote:


Interesting isn't it that come contest time all sigs are a whopping 599. Curious that!

Will keep all abreast of my portable peregrinations. 

W6BOW - Don

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...>
To: 4 State QRP <>
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2019 7:10 am
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

Great job!


Chas - NK8O

On May 27, 2019, at 4:08 AM, Dave Benson <davek1swl@...> wrote:


Thanks for sharing! Good deal on the portable operation with the Christmas tree vertical.

73- Dave, K1SWL

On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 9:26 PM W6BOW via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Dear All,

Today Sunday AM (5/26/19)  I worked portable ...

KG7CW    Idaho
NH7A       Hawaii
KH7M       Hawaii

The CQ WW WPX Contest and favorable condx (I heard a Croatia station 599) didn't hurt of course.

Setup and second op,  ANDY.

Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)

W6BOW - Don

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