Archive for September, 2008|Monthly archive page

Another door prize!…this time from G-QRP Club

Breaking news!!!

An e-mail from Graham G3MFJ (Hedgehog #13) informs that the G-QRP Club will also be sending us a prize to give away at HogCon!

From OM Graham…

‘The G-QRP Club will send a copy of the new Drew Diamond book (Volume 3) to the lucky recipient of the prize (It will have to wait until early October as we don’t get them from the printer until then).’

Cheers!…so we will have two lucky winners tomorrow!

The picture below is W1REX as taken by Grahams own fair hand.

73/72 Paul G0WAT Hedgehog #1

HogCon 2008 now with added Prize….from QRPME !

Thanks to the generosity of that Master Lobster Wrangler and all round good egg Rex W1REX of Hedgehog #26 and QRPME fame we have a prize which will be given out to the lucky person whose name is drawn from the ha at Hogcon…no raffle tickets to be purchased, your entry to the competition will be included in your entrance fee.

What could you win you may well ask?

Well to be honest we do not know!

Rex has offered us a mystery prize which will be mailed to the lucky recipient after HogCon…Rex will only tease us by saying…

‘I will send him/her a special prize that will be a hit I’m sure’

A great big shout out to Rex for this sterling gesture…mni tnx OM

And please visit his splendid site for all manner of Tuna Tin related kits and goodies.

73/72 Paul G0WAT Hedgehog #1

LLLLLLLOOOOOOOGGGGGGOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed the ‘Edgehog strides forth

Now we’re cooking….

We now have a logo courtesy of Gary G0CUQ…cheer OM Gary….isn’t he cute ?!?

The colour one is in the pipeline…its just not squeezed out of the tube yet.

Nicolas and I think its great!

What do you think?

73/72 Paul G0WAT Hedgehog #1

Rank Swelling Warning – HCQRPC now 20 members strong!

Just a short entry to say…whoo hoo! 20 members.

Onwards ever onwards….

Some exciting news is just around the corner…I could tell you but then I would have to kill you !

72/73 Paul G0WAT Hedgehog #1

Dom M1KTA & Hedgehog #8 updates us on the 3B8/M1KTA talk

Dom has been back in contact with a few more words on his 3B8/M1KTA talk.

Dom plans to cover the following: –

  • Why 3B8?
  • What was involved in trying to operate from there and hints for others (NB: 3B9, 3B7 and 3B6 can all be reached from 3B8 relatively easily)
  • What equipment did I take?
  • Why operate from someones shack and not /P?
  • Why did I have the wait 72 hours before operating and why was this a good thing?
  • An operating timetable (so if want to try a DX trip whilst on holidaysome hints)
  • DXpedition qrp with a blank sun…. you must be mad!
  • QRP operating does not mean you are ‘road kill’ to use American phrase.
  • 1st hand newbie DX operator errors….how NOT to handle a pile up!
  • DX Cluster spots are not always a qrp operators friend.
  • What exactly does operating split really mean when you are the DX station.
  • QRP operating modes.
  • Backup rig etc.
  • What else did I do radio wise whilst there?
  • QSL cards, the aftermath of DX operation what it will mean to you.

This looks really fabulous stuff Dom…I know the QRP world is mainly known for its ‘technical’ articles, but to my mind ‘how to’ and  ‘inspirational’ articles are a really splendid way of bringing the QRP experience to life.

FB OM Hedgehog #8

73/72 Paul G0WAT Hedgehog #1