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Any frequencies for 13 Colonies? Now that siding crew is finishing my "bungalow" will be on the air more often. N1KWW
On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 11:24 AM Jeff Collins <w7grv@...
Thanks for the reply. I got a couple of stations last year
from 13 Colonies. This year I am busy getting my house ready to
sell. But I will be caught up by the end of July and will more
time to get on the air. I have only been a Ham about 2 years and
really on air a little over a year.
For my 100 watt base station I have a Kenwood TS-520S
station (first HF rig) and ICOM 706 MKIIG (will go in my truck
once I work out antenna issues) and an ICOM 718 (which will become
my field day rig). All of these use a 37 foot End Fed Antenna at
30 feet to the East in a tree and 15 foot to the West on a pole
hooked up to a little MFJ tuner.
I was at the 4 State QRP Conference this year and came away
with a better appreciation for QRP work. Really wish CW would
stick in my brain. I picked up a nice FT-817ND for a very good
price to play with, so I am building a backpack QRP rig to work
with. Going to try some Parks On The Air and Peaks On The Air
things later in the year. I have also signed up for the NJQRP
Skeeter Hunt in August.
Jeffrey R. Collins - W7GRV
FCC(SW) USN, Ret.
BS, EMT-P, FF I/II
On 7/3/2019 9:31 AM, Dan Reynolds
I've never found anything. Seems mostly QRP & SSB are not good
partners. But I've had a lot of fun with it. When things were
better I would prowl around contests and pick up some DX. Seems
everybody has better ears in a contest. LOL! I think, too it's
hard to depend on propagation to schedule a regular net.
This week is one of my favorite events - 13 Colonies. You should
give it a try. They often will ask for QRP stations. http://www.13colonies.net/
Hang in there. You can still QRP & SSB and have fun. I've
actually gotten (3) 1000 miles per watt QRP-ARCI awards (the ones
I turned in). And that was with my old radio a FT-817 and wire
One more thing, and I will state up front that this is me, I don't
advertise that I'm QRP unless someone specifically asks or like in
the 13 colonies event they want QRP stations to answer. At least
for US amateurs-- they get awfully deaf once you tell them you're
QRP. Some are even insulting. Personally I view it as fishing with
light tackle. I like the challenge and I like to think I'm
Dan Reynolds -- KB9JLO