Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Some Changes at the Home Station
My small laptop "went south", so to speak, and finally gave up the ghost; so I've decided to replace it with my Samsung Tablet which I bought several months ago. I've yet to find anything that I can't do with the tablet, that I could do on my desktop, or the laptop. It sure takes up a lot less space, and it loads much quicker. I purchased an extra "keyboard" but I've found that I could do without it very easily. I take the tablet with me just about everywhere I go. It fits into my "portable" philosophy very nicely.
When I can't sleep, I use the battery powered "Coleman Lantern" for my nightly excursions into the radio room. Last night I worked 5N7M in Nigeria. Being a musician myself; I love the rhythm and sounds of percussion instruments in Africa.
I've worked him (5N7M) on two different bands now. (17 and 30 meters)
I caught a QRP friend on the 20 meter band this afternoon who was eating his lunch at a picnic table in Panama City Florida. I've been keeping track of Greg (N4KGL) from a radio group on "Google Plus".
I also worked another QRP station in Brooklyn New York. (KC2ICA)
Later this afternoon I worked F5NBX in France. We've worked several times before.
Posted by Jspiker at 5:52 PM