After reading about Mike, VE3WDM going portable, it got my blood pumping to get back out for some lunch time QRP operations!
So last night I tracked down the coax and put the gear in the Pilot. It has cooled off a bit this week, it was only 83 deg here when I arrived at the park. I quickly got the Portable QRP Antenna put up and was on the air!
I worked a total of 6 stations during my one hour of operation. 20 meters was decent stateside, but 17 meters was a disappointment. 17 meters has typically been my favorite band for some lunch time DX!
Here is the run down of todays activity:
W1AW/9 20 meters into Indiana
KW7D 17 meters Paul in New Mexico
I called CQ and…
K7TAN answered me – Don was in Idaho, we had a brief QSO which was nice.
Then back to search and pounce…
K6TW was activating W6/CT-003 Mt. San Antonio which is east of Los Angeles. I would really like to be a SOTA activator sometime!
W1AW/9 this time on 17 meters
W0FV was calling CQ on 20 meters and was very loud! Doug was in Grand Junction, CO – we had a brief contact as he gave me a 359 RST. Thanks for pulling me out Doug!
Then it was time to head back to work, so I quickly pulled everything down and headed back to the office.
Another fun lunch time portable QRP session in the books!