Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Second Saturday Sprint (SSS) for July 2016

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

I chose to setup in my front yard. Suzy stayed in the A/C while I operated. I used the new Elecraft KX2 and the N6BT Bravo 7K vertical. The sprint is just two hours. I take advantage of local chasers on HF and 2 meter FM simplex. You can count other events and casual contacts in addition to other members of the QRP Field Ops community. I use a similar strategy for the RaDAR Challenge. In the RaDAR Challenge you move after every five contacts.

I got 17 contacts and no QFO ops this time. The KX2 did well. I operated the whole event on the LiPo internal battery pack and had plenty juice left.