vendredi 1 avril 2016

One watt making it

I decided to use the old HW-8 again this afternoon, despite conditions only rated at a "fair" level. No USA reports on the RBN and only a few from northern Europe. I heard YL N2MM signing with someone and gave her a call.  She came back with a 559/QSB report. Short. but, the essentials were exchanged. So one watt did make it across the Atlantic into New Jersey. Thanks to her antenna farm and keen sense of hearing.

3 commentaires:

  1. Hi Dick, last night 40 meter was really open. With 1 watt wspr several spots into VK and USA. I will take a look at the U-tube video of G3RJV. 73 Paul PC4T

  2. Hallo Dick, excellent post. Great to see that you found your way back to 1 watt.
    FB on the QSO with N2MM. I worked with her more than 10 times in contest QSO's with 5 watt to 2.5 W. But also with QRPp in 3 QSO's, with 980 mW, 360 mW and 80 mW.
    Thank you for pointing to QRP - why and how. It's very interesting. FB. 73, Bert

  3. Good mooring Dick, it's great to see that 1 watts is still able to make it state side! I like you don't always go with the solar forecasts since "fair conditions" meant that 1 watt was better than fair! Our well wishes to your YL as well hope she is doing well.
    73, Mike