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Offline f8wbd

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Been a long time
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:19:02 UTC »
It's been a long time since I've visited the forum...club site too for that matter. I went to the QRO dark side for a while but now back to my roots again.

Just redefined my definition of DX to match operating conditions.  So, I now consider northern Sweden rather than northern New York State DX when operating my HW8 or other QRP rigs to a low Par EF20 antenna.

Redefinition might be good idea for other QRPers, no matter where you are.

I will be most active on 14.060 mHz +/- afternoons French time. Hope you hear me. I am on QRZCQ, not the other site. An e-mail would be appreciated if you hear me but I don't hear you.

72 de Dick F8WBD
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick

Offline f8wbd

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Re: Been a long time
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 05:58:57 UTC »
Well, I had some results on the RBN. All Europe. QSOs with Sweden and Switzerland. Sweden was 1048 miles/1687km so not too bad for 1 watt  and a low wire.
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick

Offline GM0LVI

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Re: Been a long time
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 20:56:35 UTC »
The RBN is a great asset for seeing if a QRP signal is reaching anywhere and I use it regularly, though mainly with 5 Watts but even when I'm not getting replies from my CQs if I can see my signal spotted on the RBN it encourages me to keep on trying.
Dave

Offline f8wbd

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Re: Been a long time
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 21:10:54 UTC »
Had double-digit RBN reports from two NA east coast stations Sunday. Very satisfying though a 2-way would have been even better.
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick

Offline GM0LVI

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Re: Been a long time
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 14:18:35 UTC »
I worked W3MS in MD 20m on the 26th of this month at 2302z , but I was QRO with 5 Watts and 2el quad.
I'll be QRV as SV8/GM0LVI/P from 1st September for 3 weeks with a KX3 and GP antenna.
Dave