Category Archives: QRP

After the Fox, 2007 Edition

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 … Continue reading

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Final Fox Failure

Just got back from a drive/fly trip to Florida to take my daughter to Disney World where she will be working in the college program, so here’s the update on the foxhunt: Didn’t get either one last week. Went out … Continue reading

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Foxes and Disappointments

Snagged both foxes tonight in under 20 minutes, then went down band to try to work V47/AB2RF in Nevis. After 40 minutes I managed to get him, but he garbled my call to the point that it isn’t a confirmable … Continue reading

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Bad Night, But Not a Total Loss

Ugh. Conditions tonight were as bad as I have seen them so far this fox season. I never heard Wayne, no surprise since he’s only 200 miles from me. I could hear the pack after Bill, W7KXB, but could not … Continue reading

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Keeping It (Almost) Perfect

Last Thursday’s fox hunt was a 2-fox success, so I stay just 1 behind the perfect scorers. My analysis indicates that there may only be 2 still in the perfect ranks; they’re falling fast as the propagation demons take their … Continue reading

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Lunch, Anyone?

I went out to the truck at lunch today and listened to 4O3T (Serbia) and the pileup chasing him for a while. Then I went up the band and heard Larry, K0LWV calling CQ and we had a nice QSO. … Continue reading

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The Streak Ends

Every good thing must come to an end, they say, and my streak of two fox nights ended this time when I was completely unable to hear anything on the east coast all night. Conditions on 20 meters last Thursday … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Just finished up printing out QSL cards for 3 DX stations, 1 DX station that goes via a U.S. address, and one F.I.S.T.S. contact. That brings me up to date on my cards for a while. Hope they respond.

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Slogging After the Fox

Week 5 of the QRP Fox Hunt brought two foxes who were within 500 miles of my location (not a good situation on 20 meters) and a persistent birdie/buzz that drifted slowly across the fox’s frequency and completely covered him … Continue reading

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Foxes, Foxes, Everywhere Foxes

The Thursday night fox hunt was interesting. Due to some poor conditions, one of the foxes was not being heard well, so another station jumped in to provide the 2nd fox. The result of that was that some stations (ahem, … Continue reading

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