Monday, February 02, 2015

Kudos to the K1N Ops

Because this is what they have to contend with as far as pileup behavior and discipline goes (at least on 30 Meters tonight):

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


  1. Took me about 20 minutes to kinda-sorta-maybe figure out where he was listening. After a bunch of failed attempts and a lot of jumping around, I found a spot to sit on, called a few times, and he came back to me. One band (40m) down! I expect things will simmer down after a few days. Hang in there!

  2. Brutal...I hear them easily but must wait for the crowd to clear.

  3. I'll try in last few days to work K1N as I am doing for all dxpeditions. Its sad that dxpeditions do n't give a chance to qrp stations or stations without linears.

  4. The problem is, that even if they asked for only QRP stations, everyone not running QRP would still try.

  5. I've worked them on four bands so far. The secret is to get up early. My contacts were about 1000z (5 am), 1100z (6 am) and 0915 and 0930z (4:15-4:30 am).

    Being up when everyone else is asleep certain helps to cut down on the crazy.

    Of course, that won't work on the high bands....

  6. Dear Larry I suppose, Dxpeditons can arrange short periods, for example 30min or 1 hour per day for calling stations with signals under lets say 57 or 56 etc. if they respect qrp communications. Instead of hunting records of thousand qso's.
    Unfortunately I am unable to work K1N (with simple antennas and modest power) due to qrm on the frequency caused by other stations deliberatly. 73