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 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.