Monday, May 23, 2016
An idea for a QRP contest/event
He mentioned in an online forum of using his old Wilderness Sierra and that got me to thinking about all the QRP kits I've built over the years. I've sold most of them but I still have several that haven't emitted any RF in many a moon - and I bet you (and many others) do too.
Back in the day, OHR, Dave Benson K1SWL or a pre-Elecraft Wayne Burdick N6KR and others would design and offer for sale a new kit and folks would snap them up like kids going after Halloween candy. A week or so later, the QRP freqs would be alive with everyone working everyone else with their newly built kits. It was a lot of fun.
What do you have hidden away: a Sierra, Norcal 40, SST, OHR-100, OHR Explorer, ATS-3, an Emtech, an HW-8/9, DSW, SW-40, Red Hot Radio, etc.....
Wouldn't it be fun to put them on the air for a 4 hour sprint-type operation. The exchange could be signal report, SPC and kit name. Keep it simple.
Final score would be QSO's made X SPC X Number of different kits worked
Any interest? We spent money on em, let's use em!