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Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

W6BOW
 

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.

IMG_9034-C.jpg
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

IMG_9037-C.jpg
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA










Dave Benson
 

Don-

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 <DBuckter=aol.com@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.

IMG_9034-C.jpg
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

IMG_9037-C.jpg
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA










Charles W. Powell
 

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Don-

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 <DBuckter=aol.com@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.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA













W6BOW
 

Chas,

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
SF  CA  USA


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

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Don-

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 <DBuckter=aol.com@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.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA













Charles W. Powell
 

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!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Chas,

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
SF  CA  USA


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

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Don-

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 <DBuckter=aol.com@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.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA

W6BOW
 

Chas,

Been watching your Midwest wx condx.

Out here in "earthquake country" we abide but the threat doesn't seem as compelling as yours. 
That said we have had more than our share of wild fires.
Both realities offer opportunities for Ham Radio to step up and assist.

Mother Nature bats last.

W6BOW - Don


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles W. Powell via Groups.Io <doctorcwp@...>
To: 4 State QRP <main@4SQRP.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Enjoying 4SQRP Hilltopper 20.

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!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Chas,

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
SF  CA  USA


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

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Don-

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 <DBuckter=aol.com@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.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA

Dave Benson
 

Chas-

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 <doctorcwp=yahoo.com@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!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Chas,

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
SF  CA  USA


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

Great job!

72,

Chas - NK8O

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

Don-

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 <DBuckter=aol.com@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.

<IMG_9034-C.jpg>
Setup and second op,  ANDY.

<IMG_9037-C.jpg>
Mobile vertical antenna mounted in Xmas tree base.
(The gift that keeps on giving.)


W6BOW - Don
SF  CA  USA