The Popgun is still firing away…

Well the last few days have been good…. even for a QRP SSB operator….

I haven’t been spending that much time in the shack….  But I have been getting the most out of the time I have been able to spend… Checking the cluster on my Tablet does help….   And taking that into concideration … Here’s what 5W and a vertical antenna gets you in the last 7 days…

VA3QV J69MV Saint Lucia 2013-03-18 23:08 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV LU8EEM Argentina 2013-03-18 23:08 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV D44BS Cape Verde 2013-03-18 19:59 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV EA8YB Canary Is. 2013-03-18 19:59 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV 8P6FX Barbados 2013-03-18 19:59 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV 8P6AZ Barbados 2013-03-18 19:59 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV CO6LC Cuba 2013-03-17 23:54 17m USB 59 59
VA3QV CO6LC Cuba 2013-03-17 22:59 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV 6V7S Senegal 2013-03-17 22:59 20m USB 59 59
VA3QV CU7AA Azores 2013-03-17 19:44 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV ZF2UL Cayman Islands 2013-03-17 18:51 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV W5CW United States 2013-03-17 16:12 20m USB 59 59
VA3QV ED5T Spain 2013-03-16 22:24 20m USB 59 59
VA3QV CN2R Morocco 2013-03-16 19:55 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV V47JA Saint Kitts & Nevis 2013-03-15 22:57 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV SV2CXI Greece 2013-03-15 16:37 12m USB 59 59
VA3QV 9A5CW Croatia 2013-03-15 16:37 10m USB 59 59
VA3QV UU2JQ Ukraine 2013-03-15 16:25 12m USB 59 59
VA3QV UW7LL Ukraine 2013-03-15 16:25 12m USB 59 59
VA3QV SQ2RCM Poland 2013-03-15 14:41 10m USB 59 59
VA3QV SM6CVX Sweden 2013-03-15 14:33 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV FG5GP Guadeloupe 2013-03-14 23:14 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV J69AZ Saint Lucia 2013-03-14 23:14 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV PY2COY Brazil 2013-03-14 22:24 12m USB 59 59
VA3QV 9A9DX Croatia 2013-03-14 15:46 10m USB 59 59
VA3QV YU5RA Serbia 2013-03-14 14:54 15m USB 59 59
VA3QV RG4F European Russia 2013-03-14 14:41 12m USB 59 59
VA3QV HA9RT Hungary 2013-03-13 01:54 20m USB 59 59
VA3QV 9A8DX Croatia 2013-03-12 15:47 10m USB 59 59
VA3QV AC0ML United States 2013-03-12 15:25 20m USB 59 59
VA3QV LZ2DF Bulgaria 2013-03-10 15:33 10m USB 59 59

Toy_popgun

Proving that even a little gun can get heard…

Contacts have been made on 10-12-15-17 and 20m and as of March 18th my QRP DXCC count is at 61 different entities and I am having a blast…

continents_map

So far I have worked 4 continents (maybe 5) North America, South America, Europe and Africa (depending on where a couple of the Russian Stations were … maybe Asia as well).  So far although I have heard VK’s and JA’s I have not been able to be heard there and nothing even heard  in Antarctica.

The signal reports so far…. not that bad…  A few 5/9s and then a lot of 5/5s (expected) and few 5/1s but they did hear me and thats all that matters at the end of the day…

chiliconradio

There were some I probally would of snagged if I was still using the FT 450 at 100w but unless I am trying to break a pile up the 5w of the FT 817 seems to be doing the job…

One of these days (if it ever warms up and the snow finally melts) I will be able to get back into the parks and operate in an environment with a lower noise floor and with the room to stretch out wire ( I have a 10-15-20 OCF Dipole along with the W3EDP) I will be  ready to warm up the atmosphere with the 5w of RF that I can provide…

73bob

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