The New England QRP Club invites you to check in to our weekly net, join us at one of our gatherings, build a NEScaf or 79er, work WQ1RP, participate at NewEnglandQRP.org, or simply enjoy your QRP with our 73.
I just registered on the site. Last time I saw most of you was during Lobstercon 2008. A lot has changed since then.
First off Pat (KB3MCT) and I moved from Wilkes-Barre, PA down to Dacula, GA in September of 2008. We still have our house in PA but are actively trying to sell it...preferably to a ham....since it still has the 55 ft tower and TH-7DX beam installed!!
We drove up to PA for Thanksgiving and to get the house ready for the market. Intending to stay only 5-10 days, we drove back on Christas Eve...got sidetracked by an ice storm on I-81 just north of the North Carolina line. Had to RON for a few hours and then it was back on the road. Got to our place in Dacula about 11PM on Christmas Day.
Members from all directions of the compass ascended upon the fall meeting of the New England QRP Club in Nashua, NH Saturday—November 21st. A variety of club topics were presented with deep details for coming events which were wholly explained and questions, answers and profound explanations were fielded by members with deep authority, assurance and articulation. It is without doubt, the members of the New England QRP club are thoroughly engaged in amateur radio and extremely professional in their work. The club has a powerhouse of knowledge with a backdrop of expertise second to none. It was with great pleasure that we met, mingled, and exchanged our thoughts to promote amateur radio as were know it and what amateur radio ought to be.
I was lisenced in Mount Holly Vt in 1978 as KA1BWE and operated there until August 1087 whan I moved to Idaho. I have used many QRP rigs starting with the HW8 and now use the FT 818 with a MFJ 860 swr/pwr meter and aMFJ 902 tunner, with a modified Black and Decker car start battery and 2 solor pannels. straight key j-38 and all antennas are end fed or ham sticks. On base beam and inv v and ham sticks.
I managed to use my "newly" completed spud launcher to have a copper wire over a 100 foot tree, however, in the excitement aiming my "gun," I accidentally 'touched' the launch button and over 250 feet of trace string went everywhere...except up. What a mess! On the second try, I DID get a tracer line over a 100 foot tree and hauled #26 copper wire to new heights. The long wire, as well as a vertical R7, were part of the operations. You gotta love that spud launcher! (QST-March 2009)
My station was all GREEN with a 15 watt solar panel charging a large gel-cell and the IC-703, with long wire in the tree. A Schurr paddle, an MFJ tuner, a lot of lemonade were on hand, set and ready to go.