Thursday, May 19, 2011
VE7YMM QRP BRITISH COLUMBIA
When I can't work anything else on 20 meters, it seems I can always work a station on the west coast. Puzzling, but that's the way it is today. The bands not in good shape and I hear no DX.
I always can work Texas and Florida, (and most of the time) the state of Washington. This evening it was another QRP station just a little short of Vancouver BC. VE7YMM/ QRP was a my best catch today.
(Especially since he was only using 2 watts with his K2).
I bought myself a new toy this evening. It should arrive by Saturday afternoon. It makes me feel a little better about not getting to Dayton this year.
It's my first Vibroplex key.
I still don't feel comfortable sending or receiving much over 20 wpm....so I didn't buy the "standard bug".
My key is a magnetic action Iambic key called a "square racer".
I'm looking forward to using it.
Posted by Jspiker at 6:09 PM