• [W2LJ] QRP Summer Homebrew Sprint

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    QRP Summer Homebrew Sprint

    Posted: 02 Jul 2022 12:00 PM PDT http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2022/07/qrp-summer-homebrew-sprint.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    As seen on the Flying Pigs ARCI e-mail reflector:
    The 2022 Summer Homebrew Sprint is just around the corner!
    2000Z to 2300Z July 10th
    Bonus points for homebrew equipment, and portable battery powered
    All the details can be found here: https://www.qrparci.org/contest/summer-homebrew-sprint-2020
    Entries must be posted on or before July 29th online at www.qrpcontest.com
    Paul K4FB
    Maybe I can jump on the air a bit from Lake George,
    72 de Larry W2LJ
    QRP - When you care to send the very least!

    Turned out I was right, after all!

    Posted: 01 Jul 2022 04:43 AM PDT http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2022/07/turned-out-i-was-right-after-all.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    Wow! I guessed something right for a change!
    I went down to the shack at just a little after 9:00 PM and fired up the
    KX3. I tuned around in the vicinity of 14.060 MHz and found John K4BAI
    pretty quickly. He was about a 569 or so on the W3EDP. To see if it would
    make any difference, I switched over to the Butternut.
    Again ........ WOW!
    John was a solid 599. I put out my call and made contact on my second try.
    I not only got a 589 report, but since I haven't partaken of the Fox Hunts
    in a while, I also got a "W2LJ FB".
    I may have to do this more often!
    To be honest, there were several reasons I stopped doing the Hunts. The
    main reason, as I've stated before is the time. Not only do they start late
    for an early riser like me, but the competition (mostly with myself) to see
    how quickly I could work both Foxes left me so wired that I had a hard time falling asleep afterward. Silly, isn't it? But I guess that's my OCD
    kicking in.
    So from here on out, I'm going to take the "take it easy" approach if and
    when I participate. No putting pressure on myself. I bag a pelt or
    two ..... fine. I don't ....... that's fine, too. It's much more enjoyable
    and satisfying this way.
    72 de Larry W2LJ
    QRP - When you care to send the very least!

    Even though I don't partake much anymore

    Posted: 30 Jun 2022 12:37 PM PDT http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2022/06/even-though-i-dont-partake-much-anymore.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    the 2022 Summer QRP Fox Hunt season started last Thursday.
    For all the particulars, you can visit https://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/ for the rules and the schedule.
    By the time 9:00 PM rolls around here in NJ, I'm usually too pooped to pop.
    But now that Summer is here and the basement is the coolest part of the
    house, I might just give it another whirl. The problem is that my 5:30 AM
    wake up time comes way too fast!
    Tonight's Foxes are John K4BAI and Steve WX2S. I don't expect to hear Steve
    as we are all of about 18 miles apart. My head is telling me I have a
    better chance of hearing John, who lives in Georgia. But my head is a
    silly thing sometimes and can often lead me astray. So now that I've
    published my thoughts, I'll probably hear Steve and John will be silent. Go figure.
    I went over to eBay today and put RigExpert in as one of my favorite
    searches with e-mail alerts when new postings are made. Who knows? One of
    these days I might get lucky and will find an antenna analyzer that I can actually afford.
    72 de Larry W2LJ
    QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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