Monday, April 20, 2009

Lousy Weather and Flying Pigs

It was a crummy day today, weather-wise.

It felt more like February or March, rather than April. It was rainy and very chilly, with high temperatures only around 45 degrees. The rain seemed to becoming at you horizontally, too. Just the right angle to get you soaked to the bone and definitely not outdoor radio weather.

I wish I could say there was a bright side; but there wasn't. However, I did have fun last night participating in the Flying Pigs monthly QRP Sprint, the Run For The Bacon. I made 20 QSOs in about an hour. It wasn't my best effort by far; but it was the first time I have joined in on the fun in a long time. It was nice to work a lot of old friends and to work some new ones, too.

By the way, if you've never heard of the Flying Pigs QRP Club, International - then where have you been? You should immediately go here and check it out. It's a ton of fun being a Flying Pig and the price is right - it's free! Piggies are known for having fun, being great builders and homebrewers and for being great QRPers in general. The Piggies have their own e-mail reflector; and they definitely do not take themselves too seriously.

If you're wondering what the "Mission Statement" of this fine organization is, well here it is:

No Dues, No Rules, Just Fun - and if we don't like it we fix it!

What more could you ask for than that?

While you don't have to be a member to take part in the monthly Run For The Bacon, please consider joining and jumping into the fray. The RFTB is held the third Sunday evening of every month from 9-11 PM Eastern Time. (Your local time will vary, of course).

73 es "oo" (oink, oink for all you non- Pig types)
Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

  1. Hi Larry,

    I tried to work you in the RFTB last night, but apparently you couldn't hear me. You were a good 5x7 here in PA.

    72 es oo
    FP 326