Re: Tonites 40m nets
Despite Wayne's very modest "sky" wire, for the late 40m net he was initially 559 in NJ. He gave me 339, but long-cycling QSB would bring me up to 559. I had the same kind of QSB and Wayne's sig would get as high as 589 and stay there for 20 or so seconds. Because 40m had a long skip last night during the Fox Hunt, I used my inverted L, cut for 160m but usable on 80m and 40m through an antenna tuner.
Also answering Wayne's CQs and invitational QNIs several times was KF7WNS. He was 549 here, but Wayne never could copy him, though once uttering "agn". I had already signed with Wayne and elected not to complicate things with a late QSP offer.
After Wayne QRT'd, I gave KF7WNS a shout. He replied giving me 449. I gave him 549, but that turns out to be a bit exaggerated because in later exchanges I addressed him as Marty, and now QRZ tells me it should have been Gary; his QTH is OR. He was also running 5W to an inverted V up 35'. A glance at his QRZ listing will show that he is a serious builder and QRPer; certainly a logical candidate for 4SQRP membership. Although QRZ shows no e-mail address, I'll send him a QSL card.
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:58:19 -0600
Subject: [4sqrp] Tonites 40m nets
Good evening all,
I'll be here at the usual time, on the usual QRG but keep a weather eye on QRP Spots for the exact QRG.
Now operataing on an indoor 0.5 size G5RV so we'll see how it does.
72/3 es God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
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