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He calls it "QRP Wars - The Morse Awakens".
Now the question is - can it be done?
My answer is, "Yes, I think it can." Even with the worsening solar conditions. But (and there's alway's a "but") I think this competition favors those who are retired and can send mondo amounts of time on the radio. It also favors those of us on the East coast, who are closer to Europe and the Caribbean. And with the ARRL DX Contest which is held in February, if you really put your mind to it, it should be possible to work QRP DXCC within 100 days.
Am I going to put my money where my mouth is?
Not sure at this point. I just might try it for fun and just may keep a "diary" of the effort here on the blog - just for the halibut. Let me cogitate on it for a while. I have a couple of days left until 2016 rolls around.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!
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Yessiree! If it’s close to the 4th of July, then it’s time for the 13 Colonies Special Event!
The 13 states, which were the original 13 colonies (Can you name them? How’s your history?) will be on the air until 12 Midnight on Saturday evening/Sunday morning of this coming weekend. They will have special call signs from K2A to K2M.
If you participate, a very special certificate (suitable for framing) can be yours. Work all 13 colonies and your certificate specially will be marked to denote the Clean Sweep.
Log summaries can be submitted via snail mail with the suggested donation to obtain the certificate.
Just this evening, I was able to work the following eight states/colonies on 40 Meters – NY, SC, DE, RI, NJ, MA, VA, NC. I also heard the NH station, but his pileup was something akin to the crowd trying to work Spratly. I also heard the GA station, but he was very weak. GA is usually super loud here in NJ, maybe he had his beam turned away from the NorthEast and I was hearing him off the side.
NY and NC were worked via CW – the rest were worked using that SSB mode. I got a kick out of working K2I, the NJ station. The operator was Mike KA2FIR, who I’ve worked before. When I finally broke the pileup, he came back to me with “W2LJ, we’ve run into each other before. Aren’t you that QRP guy?”
My reputation precedes me!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!
So, I was very pleased to come home yesterday and my SOTA Sloth award was in the mail box. As I have written, I am having a lot of fun with the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program both chasing summits and activating them as well. The SOTA Sloth award is for getting 1,000 chaser points. Summits are assigned a point value from 1 to 10,so for each summit contact made, the chaser gets credit for the points assigned to the summit..
The awards are very nice and each is a little unique. They are made of glass are called Ice Blocks. The certificate if authenticity that comes with the award reads: