Friday, August 20, 2010

QSO with W2DEC

Urb LeJeune has been trying to have an SKCC QSO with me for a bit now. Due to whatever scheduling conflicts that have stood in our way, we were unsuccessful until tonight. Tonight we hooked up on 80 Meters and exchanged SKCC info. Urb is one of the co-founders of the North Jersey DX Association; and to be invited to a QSO with him was indeed an honor.

Urb hooked me up to a cool spotting page, authored by K3UK. Oddly enough, it's called the K3UK Sked Page and you can find it here. If you're a QRPer, FISTS member, SKCC member or non-member to any group, I think you'd find this a very useful tool for spotting yourself when you want to scare up a QSO on those days when you just can't seem to find anybody around. Needless to say, it worked pretty well! I posted that I was QRV on 3.550 MHz and the QSO with Urb was quickly followed by two more. Neat!

If Ham Radio is like fishing; then spotting yourself is like using a fish finder!

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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