Friday, April 20, 2018

Saturday 4.21.18 QRP Down By The Union River

 Message From Jeff KA1DBE organizer of the event:

Greetings all,

Looks like we are going to have a good day and plenty of different
rigs/antenna/hardware.  Most of all, we will have plenty of operators.
I am planning on being on site about 9:30ish but you can show up when
you can.  Here are some last minute notes:

Need to log every contact.  Please use UTC or let me know if you use
EDT so I can convert it.  If computer logging, send me the ADI file so
I can merge it into the final log.

We will be using W1TU for the callsign.

The exchange will be RST ME Union R.  Not all contacts will be 599.

Please familiarize yourself with the rules.  SSB and CW only.  Was
hoping to do some digital but maybe we can do some demos.  Here is a
link to the rules:

Would like to capture the event in photos so forward them to me if you
have some good ones.

Most of all, have fun.  I am looking forward to it and remember that
we are in the public so be ready to answer questions without too much

Any last minute questions?

Jeff, KA1DBE

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sunday Session!

A recent Sunday Session provided Jeff KA1DBE with a couple of photo ops. Top is a nice looking go-kit based in a Harbor Freight case by Chris AB1PZ. Bottom photo Chuck AC1BS replaces the battery in his Kenwood TS-50. Thanks Jeff for the photos!

QRP Down By The Union River!

The following is from Jeff KA1DBE:
 “QRP to the Field.  Saturday, April 21st.  This year's
event will have the same theme as last year.  The band conditions were
so bad last year that they felt they needed a do over.  So with that
in mind, Dick, W1QRP has made arrangements to use the Gazebo at the
Ellsworth Harbor park. Like last year, I was thinking 1200-1700 EDT
for an operating time.   What I would like to see is a 2 or maybe 3
station effort this year.  At least 1 CW and 1 SSB.  Any volunteers?
The QRPTTF website is:

This was done last year and was a lot of fun even though it was cold and wet. Join on in on the 21st even if you just stop by for a visit!