I tell ya!
I had a virtual pipeline into Northern Europe tonight on 20 Meters. I worked Latvia, Denmark and a whole bunch of Ham friends from European Russia. I was consistently getting 579 reports, and I will take those at face value. Whenever I don’t get that automatic “599”, I figure any other report is probably pretty honest.
Hey, 5 Watts to the Butternut and I’m getting 579 from over across all that water that’s separating us? I’ll take THAT any day of the week! If I wasn’t so tired from work, I’d do the Happy Dance.
I’ve got a bunch of yard work planned for tomorrow, so that I can have Sunday free for Flight of the Bumblebees. Fresh air, trees, sunshine, wire and a radio. You can’t beat that with a stick!
Since portable ops seems to be the thing that a lot of folks associate with QRP, I’m attempting to boil the essence of that down into a design for a T-shirt. This is what I’ve come up with so far:
I’ve put this design on some stuff at Cafe Press. I think I’ll order myself up a few shirts so that I can wear them while I’m Skeeter hunting (too late for FOBB). I’ll have to see if I can’t find a real graphic artist who can improve on the execution of my idea – but for now – not too shabby (at least I think so!)
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!