The ARCI 2011 Fall QSO Party
Saturday October 15th 2011
The HQRP Club participated in the ARCI Fall QSO party again this year. You could not have asked for a better day (to bad I could not make it out this time!!) Bear Creek Park is one of the nicest spots so far. The club a had a great time when the bands would cooperate and a good number of QSOs were made this time around.
I would like to send out a special thanks to Fred WA5BUC for providing photos and a write up and summery for the event.
If anyone else has any items they would like to add please email them to me with some kind of brief writup and I'll get it posted here!
Andy and Edd approach the bands with the standard 20m and 15m approach this time with great success. Thomas has a new rig with him this year, could that be some type of SDR?? Stay tunes for more details as I get them in they will be posted here. Fred is hot on the bands as well his tuner is working great and the rig is performing at optimum! Andy is that a Muzho DX handy? You bet! and best of all Andy worked some DX with that transceiver. Hey thats a nice Key Andy !
from: FRED WA5BUC
We had three antennae: Andy's 20 meter vertical, Ed's 5/8th wave 15 meter wire vertical, and my 10 meter EFHWA. Ed brought home the bacon on 15. I'm not sure what Andy found on 15. 10 meters was open, but not much QRP-ARCI activity. The NYQP was going gangbusters as were several other contests. We had 2 DX QSO's on 10. Tom, KT5TK, brought out his SDR receiver. I can't remember which band he had it on, but it sounded great. My photo of the circuit board could use some software redefining! The big drawback was the sunlight washed out his computer screen. Now we know why the football referees have to stick their head in a box to see the instant replays. Andy had a couple of vintage rigs -- Andy fill Randy in on the details. I know he worked Spain on my 10 meter EFHWA. Dan, KC5GXL, visited from Orange. He was on the way to the Katy airport to pick up his wife. A few other passers-by stopped to see what was going on. A good day to play radio.
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