Category Archives: QSO

QSO

Date: 17 SEP 09
Time: 2109 GMT-7
Freq: 7.001
Mode: A1

Call: NH7O
His RST: 339
My RST: 439
QTH: Hana, HI
Name: Al

Ant: Indoor dipole
Rig: Icom IC706MKII
Pwr: QRP

Cndx: Hvy QRN & QSB
Wx: Clear and mild

Comments: More activity on 40m tonight. Heard stations in AZ, CA & MD. Good to see the approach of the equinox…now if we can get some sun spots.

QSO

Date: 16 SEP 09
Time: 2140 GMT-8
Freq: 7.026
Mode: A1

Call: K6LEC
RST: 459
QTH: Los Angeles
Name: Len

Ant: Indoor dipole
Rig: Icom IC706MKII
Pwr: QRP

Cndx: Hvy QRN & QSB
Wx: Clear and mild

Comments: Also heard a station from Kansas City, Kansas. Called him but he did not hear my signal.

QSO

DATE: 13 SEP 09

TIME: 2125 GMT -8
FREQ: 07.027 MHz
CALL: WA6PBJ
QTH: Grass Valley, CA
NAME: Dave

BAND CONDX: Heavy QRN, QSB
MODE: A1
PWR: QRP
WX: Partly cloudy, 70s
ANT: Dipole mounted indoors @ 25 feet
RIG: Icom IC-706MKII

QSO

DATE: 13 SEP 09 | TIME: 2110 GMT -8 | FREQ: 07.004 MHz

CALL: KH7XS | QTH: Laupahoihoi, HI | RST: 579 | NAME: Unknown


BAND CONDX: QRN, QSB | MODE: A1 | PWR: QRP | WX: Clear, 70s

ANT: Dipole mounted indoors @ 25 feet | RIG: Icom IC-706MKII

First contact in over 20 years!

On Thursday evening, September 10, 2009 I had my first QSO in over 20 years. The station was KE6GG in Fremont, CA. I was operating on 40 meters from my home in Moscow, ID running QRP from an Icom IC-706MKII into a homebrew dipole strung up inside the second floor of my home. I was so excited I forgot to note the frequency and the QSO was cut short when my power supply (a motorcycle battery) ran low on power. All the same it was great to get back on the air again.