• [W2LJ] Fiddlin' around

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    Fiddlin' around

    Posted: 11 Jul 2022 02:22 PM PDT http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2022/07/fiddlin-around.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email



    My view for the week. Not hard to take, eh? The way this year has gone so far, it's good to be up here again. For a week at least, worries and
    concerns are at bay.

    I hooked up the AlexLoop on the porch of the cabin and worked two POTA stations, K5SJC in Texas on 20 Meters and N2EIM in New Jersey on 40 Meters. N2EIM was set up on the Delaware / Raritan Canal. Bob lives in Princeton,
    so I have a pretty good idea on which section of the canal he situated
    himself. Funny thing is that if I was home, I'd probably never had heard
    him.
    I was going to toss up the PAR in a tree by the side of the cabin. I don't
    know what's going on up here this year, but we are being invaded by moths. Medium sized brown ones that fly in your face and make a nuisance out of themselves. Harmful? No. A pain in the butt? Yes.
    I'll probably continue to work off the porch with the loop. I heard some
    decent activity on both 20 and 17 Meters including stations from Israel and Lithuania. I didn't break the pileups as I wasn't really trying. Today was just fiddlin' around, getting used to tuning the loop which take a little practice if you haven't done it in a while. But after a few minutes I was getting the hang of it, once again.
    As I was adding the entries into AC Log, the program stopped responding. I never have a problem with AC Log, so I knew something was up. Of course, Windows decided to update and after all was said and done, my log would not load. The MDB file must have somehow got corrupted while Windows decided to
    do its thing. Fortunately, the most recent backup was today, so I was able
    to load it up after missing only about 2 or 3 heartbeats.
    Oh, by the way, I saw an announcement by Rich Fisher KI6SN for the 2022
    Flight of the Bumblebees. instead of me speaking about it, I'll just paste
    in Richard's e-mail with the links, here.
    The Adventure Radio Society is eager to announce the 2022 Flight of the Bumblebees, a four-hour event on Sunday, July 31 - the last Sunday of the month.
    This is one of the most popular QRP contests of the year.
    For complete details of FOBB rules and instructions, and for how field
    stations can obtain a Bumblee number go to http://ARSqrp.blogspot.com
    The official email link for 2022 FOBB is:
    arsbumblebees@gmail.com
    We thank you in advance for your support of the 2022 Flight of the
    Bumblebees and hope to see you there.
    All ARS events are underwritten by 73 Radio Row.
    73,
    Richard
    Richard Fisher, KI6SN
    Co-founder, the Adventure Radio Society
    73 Radio Row
    Riverside, CA
    So there you have it - go sign up for a Bee number!
    72 de Larry W2LJ
    QRP - When you care to send the very keast!

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