April 2016 QRP Operating Wrap-Up
It was another pretty active month on the radio for me and my KX3. I have now operated portable 22 times – with my goal being 45 for the year – I think I will make it no problem!
I continued this month really having fun with the SKCC QSO’s and chasing members for my first 100 SKCC contacts so I could claim the Centurion Award. I ended the month with 83 total contacts toward my ‘C’ – just 17 more and I will be there.
With WES coming up this weekend I should be able to get there in short order!
So here is the recap on the MONTHLY numbers:
Total QSO’s all modes: 81
Total CW QSO’s: 75
Total PSK31 QSO’s: 6
Total SKCC QSO’s: 65
I apologize to those I have worked but have not documented here on the blog during my portable operations – but sometimes lack of time gets the best of me!
A couple DX highlights from this month – I worked ZL2BLQ in New Zealand on 15 meters and LW3EX on 10 meters with just 5 watts and my portable QRP antenna from a local park!
Even with these poor propagation conditions, I am still having a blast with just 5 watts and a wire!