QRP 101

By Brent VA3YG
October  2011

Today was a great day for working dx with QRP! 10, 12 and 15 metres were wide open......
Cheryl, Ruby and I headed to the beach at Southampton.
While Cheryl and Ruby played I worked dx with 2.5 watts, using my Yaesu FT-817ND,
my Mini-Buddipole antenna, LDG Z-817 QRP autotuner and a 12V 7.0ah SLA battery.

Here are three photos of my outing today, one showing Chantry Island and the Lighthouse in the background.
Also, following is part of my logbook for the day:

    CALL        FREQUENCY   ZULU TIME            DATE            MY RSS           PO           ANTENNA                      REMARKS

a. CO6LC        28.515.0       17:20 UTC          Oct. 23, 2011         59              2.5W         Mini Buddipole               - long QSO with Orelvis, we flew into Santa Clara Cuba for last vacation
b. DL8YBM      28.355.0        17:05 UTC             "   "                   52               2.5W        Mini Buddipole               - Henry   QSB
c. IK2YCW       28.485.0       18:10 UTC          Oct. 23, 2011         55              2.5W         Mini Buddipole               - Claudio
d. ON7HJA       28.458.0       17:10 UTC             "    "                   55              2.5W         Mini Buddipole               - long QSO with Johan, station in Texas joined in for 3 way QSO

Working QRP is just like fishing; some days are great, others not! Today, the fish were biting!

73 de Brent   VA3YG

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