SKCC 5123T----- FISTS 14979----- Flying Pigs 2331----- NAQCC 3610-----QRP ARCI 14176-----Polar Bear 257

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday on the Radio

Sunday, December 16, was a nice opportunity for operating QRP CW at home in Panama City FL. There were several events including the ARRL CW Rookie Roundup, The ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint and the Flying Pigs Run For The Bacon RFTB Sprint. In the RR I worked several true rookies licensed in 2010 and 2011. It is good to know that rookies are taking up CW. The Homebrew sprint gave me an excuse to use two of my QRP kits, The Wilderness SST and Sierra. I am proud that I built these radios and they do a great job. I rounded out the day by working 10 Flying Pigs using the KX3. By the way Wayne K6KR now with Elecraft was the designer for the SST, Sierra and KX3. Note I almost scored KS4L Randy in Huntsville but he could not pull me out in the Homebrew Sprint. He was running his Elecraft K2 Kit.. The new wrinkle was

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I followed the Flying Pigs with it. I could see when they went from 40 to 80 so I could go chase them.

Sunday Afternoon QSOs:
20 Meters Wilderness SST 3 Watts
 5 Rookie Roundup
 6 Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint
 1 DX FG8AR Guadeloupe

40 Meters Wilderness Sierra 3 watts
 2 Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint

Sunday Evening QSOs:
40 Meters KX3 5 watts
 7 Flying Pigs

80 Meters KX3 5 watts
 3 Flying Pigs

Wildertness SST Kit Outdoors

Wilderness Sierra Kit Outdoors