Category Archives: QRP

Activating Emmaville Mountain North W3/SV-019

Stats When: 2016-11-11 from 18:04Z to 18:33Z Where: Emmaville Mountain North – W3/SV-019 Who: Amanda KI4IWS, Harlan, Elise, and myself Ascent: Drive up Decent: Drive down Equipment: Elecraft K1, SOTABEAMS Band Springer Midi, Navy Flameproof Key APRS Coverage: Good coverage … Continue reading

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Activating Sugarloaf Mountain (W3/CR-003) (a.k.a. Plan B)

Stats When: 2016-10-30 from 18:25Z to 19:19Z Where: Sugarloaf Mountain – W3/CR-003 Who: Amanda KI4IWS, Harlan, Elise, and myself Ascent: 984 feet in 0.36 miles along the East View parking lot using the Sunrise Trail. Decent: 0.93 miles along the … Continue reading

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38,000 Miles per Watt endorsement

Earlier today I made contact with Bert, F6HKA, at a distance of 3,845 miles.  We first made contact on 15 meters using 5 watts.  The band conditions were so good that I hooked up the K1 and we made contact … Continue reading

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1,000+ MPW award… finally!

A few months ago I reported that I had achieved the 1,000 miles per watt SKCC award only later to find out that my radio was putting out 7 watts instead of the 0.1 watts I thought it was putting … Continue reading

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SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award

Update It would appear that my K1 is stuck transmitting 6 to 7 watts no matter what the power output setting is.  I can only assume that the contacts I made for this award were not made using 100 mW … Continue reading

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