Tuesday, July 17, 2012
As I've mentioned previously, The last several weeks, I've been making a special effort to work QRP stations. I must admit, I've neglected this club in the past; but they're an excellent source of contacts for those of us who specialized in "low power operations".
Sunday evening, much to my delight, I heard an abundance of activity on the QRP portion of 40 meters. I was totally unaware of the monthly "Run for the Bacon" contest of the "Flying Pigs" club. I immediately recognized the call of K4BAI in Columbus Georgia. John is a very active QRP operator who is a member of many clubs and always a "top gun" in any QRP contest. He answered my 5 watt call immediately but I inadvertently sent the wrong club number. Hihi. I corrected my mistake and he confirmed with a big QSL TU.
Soon afterwards, I was able to work KD8PJP in Michigan. I had a great signal near the Great Lakes but Scott wasn't participating in the club activity. I confirmed my 5 watt QRP status and moved onward to another station.
My last contact was AE8M in Cincinnati, Ohio.
I marked this clubs monthly activity on my "radio calendar" and hope to get those valuable two way QRP contact numbers up into the 500 levels.
On another vein, I worked fellow blogger W8MDE a few days ago. Mike is an avid bicyclist which is an activity I also engage in at every opportunity.
I enjoy reading his blog about "riding" in Ohio very much! I keep a link to his site on the right side of this blog. You should take a few minutes to browse through it. He's younger than me....rides 50 miles in the heat without many problems at all. Oh...those were the great days. Hihi
Nice to finally work you Mike !
Posted by Jspiker at 12:33 PM