Saturday, May 02, 2009

Bee Time!

The announcement has been posted! Official Bee numbers are being issued for the 2009 Flight of the Bumblebees.

What's that you say? You're new to QRP and you have no idea what I'm talking about?

Well then, pull up a chair and I'll give you a short education.

The Flight of the Bumblebees is one of the most anticipated outdoor QRP events of the year. It ranks right up there with QRP to the Field, Freeze Your Buns Off, the Summertime "Bubba" event, or even QRP Field Day

This sprint is sponsored by the Adventure Radio Society which emphasizes QRP operating in the Great Outdoors. The FOBB takes place on the last Sunday in July, which this year is July 26th. The idea is to walk, canoe, cycle, hike or otherwise get out to a location selected by you; and then try to contact as many other Bees and home stations that you can. Don't be put off by the walk, canoe, cycle or hike part - lots of us Bees have to do a little driving before we can get to the walk, canoe, cycle or hike part. Do yourself a favor and Google "Flight of the Bumblebees" and you will undoubtedly come across Webpages dedicated to previous years events. That will definitely give you a good idea of what I'm trying to describe.

It's simple, fun and memorable. I'm already thinking of where to operate from this year. Maybe the Jersey Shore? Maybe from one of our State Parks? Maybe High Point State Park would be a good choice this year. Get some elevation going. Who knows? One thing I do know - this is always one fun operating event; and I'm going to start praying tonight for good weather that weekend!

By the way, I signed up as soon as I saw the e-mail come out on QRP-L. W2LJ is Bee #2.

73 de Larry W2LJ

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