QRP the Hard Way (revisited)

A photograph here soon

When I’m finished using it I’ll be casting about for someone with good ears who is interested in doing QRP the hard way.

The above paragraph was contained the final words of my article QRP the Hard Way.  Late last winter, after a dozen years, I decided who should receive the HW-8. I mailed it to Bill, K7WXW in Portland.

73 de Scott/n7net

5 thoughts on “QRP the Hard Way (revisited)

    • Scott says:

      Ah, when did you have this call sign (in British Columbia?) and what was your favorite mode(s)? My only rag chewing is done in CW. No speedster – 15 wpm is plenty. Been a ham for 30 years. Served in Oregon Army MARS during the ’91 Gulf War, participated with SATERN during 9/11. I’m in a no no antenna situation. And with my wife having pacemaker I’m using QRP and a 20m loop and a 20-year-old QRP rig on a tiny porch. Bands are poor so a few hundred miles with a couple of watts is a home run. I did some bicycle mobile a few years back, before AI got so old – 81. Pictures and stuff can be seen at 73 de Scott/n7net

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      • Thanks, Scott, for replying to my comment! I passed my technical and code test in 1974, was active for about 10 years, then I focused on the fledgling computer era, was even able to sell my educational software on Ebay.
        As to my ham activity, I believe I had a Yeasu FT-200 which was putting out 200 watts. I had to do my hamming during odd times, because my neighbour could hear my transmissions on his electric organ. Haha! I also build my own QRP rig, which I have recently thrown into the dump, as it was totally corroded. It put out a healthy 3 watt signal and I made quite a few contacts with it. Now I am totally happy with blogging, photography, family and enjoying the remaining years of my life. Well, that was quite a mouthful. Many cheerful 73’s, Scott!

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      • Scott says:

        Peter, Thanks for the response. Many things happen in a lifetime, making us wonder why we took certain turns. I can certainly understand you decision to leave amateur radio when the affordable computers arrived. Radio has always fascinated me clear back to my childhood when I wondered how those voices got into that box at my aunt’s house. When I enlisted in the air force the powers that be decided I was best suited as an airplane maintainer, navigation and communications. Take care my friend.

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