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Telegraphy / Re: how many cw ops?
« Last post by Kw4wa on April 09, 2021, 12:27:53 UTC »
Welcome all to this ancient forum and thank you for giving it life back.
I also do only CW QRP.  Yes, I own a microphone but would have a tough time finding it somewhere in the garage.
My station runs on a 100 watt solar panel with a Renogy controller into a 20 ah battery.  I'm completely independent of the A/C power.
My main rig is a TenTec Eagle that I keep at 5 watts.  My key is a Vibroplex Racer bug and the antenna is a Butternut HF6V.
I enjoy doing Parks on the Air (POTA), and for that I use a Mountain Topper MTR-5b to a home brew portable vertical (aluminum tent poles + Wolf River coil + extendable 102" whip antenna).

I'm a member of the NAQCC, which is dedicated to QRP activities, and to the CWOPS which is dedicated to CW.

73 to y'all.



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Telegraphy / Re: how many cw ops?
« Last post by ve2th on April 09, 2021, 00:17:07 UTC »
Hi! all,

Believe it or not, , I've been all QRP/CW since I got my ticket 58 years ago.

I don't know if I'm the oldest woodpecker... Hi! Hi!  ;D

So much fun and relaxation!!

I use the Palm Mini Paddle, or the vibrokeyer (single leverĀ») from Vibroplex, + a bencher paddle and an old  marine straight key (J.W.BUNNELL dating back from the WWII era.

I can't wait for the new cycle 25, it is really low to come alive...

Best to all, stay safe
See you on the bands. 

72/73 Mike VE2TH   The QRP'er
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QRP / Re: GREAT QRP INFORMATIONS OF INTEREST AND UP TO DATE LINKS
« Last post by ve2th on March 27, 2021, 19:45:42 UTC »
Hello Julio,

Thanks for the remainder,

I just add this one

Hope to meet you on the bands,

Best 72/73 Michel  VE2TH

NAQCC # 0214
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QRP / Congrats to IZ7VHF
« Last post by IZ5ZCO on March 21, 2021, 13:44:10 UTC »
Congrats to Roberto IZ7VHF on his first circumnavigation of the world using a QRP balloon transmitter!  :)

https://progettoluisa.com/voli/luisa4/
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QRP / Re: GREAT QRP INFORMATIONS OF INTEREST AND UP TO DATE LINKS
« Last post by Kw4wa on March 10, 2021, 13:26:09 UTC »
Please add to your list the North American QRP CW Club:  http://www.naqcc.info/
73.
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Welcome to the Club / Re: Greetings from SV5FRI
« Last post by GM0LVI on March 06, 2021, 15:54:13 UTC »
Welcome Yianni! I hope to have a QSO with you. I have worked several SV stations recently and had a QRP contact with SV1YR/3 about four days ago.
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Welcome to the Club / Greetings from SV5FRI
« Last post by sv5fri on March 05, 2021, 13:02:46 UTC »
Hello to all,

My name is Yiannis SV5FRI, I am live in Athens (Greece) and operating as SV1/SV5FRI
 :)

73, de Yiannis, SV5FRI
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Telegraphy / Re: how many cw ops?
« Last post by KG5WOY on March 05, 2021, 04:25:35 UTC »
I'm fairly new to cw but it's my go to mode besides the digital modes.  Digital doesn't excite me like cw does.  I honestly can't remember my last ssb contact.
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Welcome to the Club / Hello from Arkansas, USA
« Last post by KG5WOY on March 05, 2021, 04:20:49 UTC »
My name is Erik. KG5WOY. SKCC#19163

It may sound funny but I've been a ham twice.  I got my Novice when I was 10 and upgraded to Technician when I was 16 but let my license expire in 1994 when I was in the Navy.  I got my license because my whole family (father, mother, and sister) were hams and being the youngest I didn't want to be left out.  Fast forward to 2017 and I'm considering getting into citizen's band radio and decided I might as well get my license again.  I was amazed at all that had changed in the rules and the hobby in general.

I studied for the Technician and General and passed both in one shot.  Ended up getting my Extra a year later.  If you're not an Extra allow me to encourage you to study and get it.  You really learn alot about the hobby.

From 2017 until recently I have been 100w only but I fell in love with QRP when a buddy showed me his FT-817 which I bought from him shortly after.  Now I'm exclusively QRP.  I just love the challenge of it.  My set up is the 817 with an End Fed Half Wave thrown into a tree, though I'm seriously considering going vertical after I got my throw weight stuck in a tree, well, actually two of them. Happened twice in one day.

Thanks for letting me in and I hope to meet you on the air.

73
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