Topband: Spring Stew Perry

Gary Smith Gary at
Sun Mar 13 08:25:05 EDT 2016

I'm about to pull the plug, sun is out here and my short nap in the 
wee AM didn't help much. Excellent Jim made his QRP contact with CT, 
nice to get something difficult, accomplished.

Best distance for me at my 99W was T32CO. Missed a few stations that 
couldn't hear me, especially a bunch of EU on early in the test. Did 
get Italy though.

Going QRT



> Heard Jim, K9JWV, around 0216z with good sigs, but couldn't get his 
> attention.
> Caught Jim, K9YC, calling CQ low in the band, gave it a try and made an 
> easy QSO.  Jim/YC's QRP sigs have been getting better the last few 
> contests compared to prior years as we are heading down the backside of 
> the cycle.  Cpngrats on working CT!
> So far worked maybe a couple dozen or more west of the Rockies, KV4FZ, 
> NP2X, KH6ZM, and GW3YDX with the '28 MOPA; hand still in good shape 
> despite many CQs on the bug.
> 73 Eric NO3M
> On 03/13/2016 01:32 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> > On Sat,3/12/2016 9:17 PM, Jim F. via Topband wrote:
> >> Eric...Mopa sounded great in NH !   Did not hear Jim....
> >
> > Eric found me on my first run frequency. His first call was covered by 
> > a local, but I heard him. He got me on the next call. Solid signal, 
> > not loud, good copy.
> >
> > But -- the prize for me was K1KI, BIG signal, heard me to give me CT 
> > for #47 state.
> >
> >> KV4FZ was loud about 0500 but no reply.
> >
> > No luck with Herb, but KH6ZM heard me first call.
> >
> > 73, Jim K9YC
> >
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