Monday, September 30, 2013

The 2013 Peanut Power QRP Sprint Was Fun

I decided to try the Goober category in the Peanut Power QRP Sprint sponsored by the North GA QRP club – I ran 1 watt using a KX3 from the front yard of home QTH. My antenna was a 40 meter inverted vee and 20 meter dipole with common coax.

25 contacts with PP numbers = 175
1 contact without PP Number = 3
Total QSO points = 178

40 meters 14 QSOs
20 meters 12 QSOs

40 Meters SPCs GA and AL
20 meters SPCs TX, MI, IL, NJ, MA, MD, OH, ON, QC, MN
Total SPCs = 12

Score = QSO points X SPCs = 178 X 12 = 2136

I don't usually do this well at 5 watts. Great Event! The North GA QRP club turned out. I had 13 GA contacts on 40 meters. I enjoyed meeting Larry W2LJ and Bobby AK4JA in the sprint.

Greg N4KGL