It was a good day to be a “Giver of Points”.
I worked 44 stations in the QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party in various little spurts of operating time today. I also handed out a few points to Polish stations in the Polish DX Contest. And I grabbed a few other DX QSOs in order to keep up with the Club 72 QRP Marathon.
Regarding the QRP Marathon, in a field of about 33 stations, I am currently sitting in 9th place. How long do you think that’s going to last? But here’s a thought – to qualify, the two stations have to be separated by 500 kM. So, if I get back into the QRP ARCI QSO Party again tomorrow using 1 Watt or perhaps QRPp, maybe I can score some good QRP Marathon points!
The high points today – working Jorge EA2LU on both 15 and 20 Meters, working HB9DAX on 20 Meters – both of these were QRP ARCI QSOs, so they were all 2X QRP. And this evening, I worked W1JSB on 80 Meters. You might know W1JSB better as Hans, Jim W1PID’s hiking buddy. Hans was running 1.5 Watts and had a killer signal. I also worked Ann K1QO up in New Hampshire – Ann is one of my Fox hunting buddies. She is a superb op with a great fist and a great signal – it’s always great to hear her on the air.
I also scored two QSOs on 160 Meters – the W3EDP is still doing great in that regard. Even though it’s only April, 160M seems to be in full Summer time mode – static crashes galore!
I’m beat – going to hit the hay for now!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!