I joined the QRP Fox Hunt for the 1st hunt tonight. I dialed the IC-7000 power down to 9%. I measured 5 watts at 10% last week, so 9% should be safely in the QRP range. Conditions on 20 were terrible, for the most part. I found John, K4BAI, after about 30 minutes, and got a 579 report from him, for 1 fox.
I found ET, N1FN, up the band too, but he was never above the noise. I only knew he was there from the fragments of the exchange I could catch.
So, 1 for 2 in the summer series. I’ll see how next week goes.
But I will say, working with dual VFOs is sweet.
Countries worked so far: 172
Countries confirmed with QSL cards: 85
Countries confirmed in LOTW: 161
Countries confirmed but not in LOTW: 5
From my PHPHamlog:
CW QSOs: 722
SSB QSOs: 1274
80M QSOs: 2
40M QSOs: 195
30M QSOs: 60
20M QSOs: 249
17M QSOs: 236
15M QSOs: 778
12M QSOs: 147
10M QSOs: 539
6M QSOs: 333