So far, 40 minutes into the Thursday night QRP Foxhunt, 40 Meters is behaving itself. Or rather, I would probably be more accurate in saying that whichever neighbor has the appliance that gives me the horrible QRN is more than likely not home this evening. My noise level on 40 Meters tonight is only 1 or 2 bars on the K2's S Meter, which is probably normal for just about anywhere else on the planet.
I was able to work Lee AA4GA with relative ease. Jim K9JWV in Utah is going to be another matter altogether. Right now, he's about 339 and most of the Hounds working him are much louder than he is. Jim is working simplex at this point, so it's real easy to hear both sides of the exchanges. I don't know if his signal is going to come up much. If it doesn't, I'll be real surprised to nab him tonight.
Oh well, if I have no luck, maybe I'll go onto Hulu.com to watch a few episodes of "The Rifleman".
Addendum: With 10 minutes to go in the hunt, Jim K9JWV's signal really started to come up. I tried a couple more times with the EDZ with no luck. I switched over to the HF9V and got picked up on the second try. Almost forgot to try switching antennas!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!