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

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The First Second Saturday Sprint (SSS)

Jim K0RGI has come up with a new sprint concept for field ops and their chasers. It is the Second Saturday Sprint. Visit the QRP Field Ops Community on Google+.  The Sprints are May through October. So get your member number. Mine is 103.

For May I had a nice mix of contacts at 5 watts on 40, 20 and 2 meters. A dozen in all. I was glad to reach members Kelly K4UPG and Pat NQ0N. I have a cadre of local chasers that help. Suzy and I enjoyed the nice weather in a park in Lynn Haven, Florida by St. Andrews Bay. The rig was the Elecraft KX3 and the antenna was the Bravo 7K vertical next to the water.

I like that other events and casual contacts count. This is a good concept for QRP Field Ops. Thanks to Jim K0RGI for setting up this event. I am sure it will grow month by month.