QRP Experience

By | March 17, 2014

Kids, girlfriend, and I are renting a house on the north shore of O’ahu north of Hale’iwa, for the week. This picture was taken approximately here: http://binged.it/1iUxHLa, about 200 feet from the house.

QRP on the Beach on O’ahu

QRP on the Beach on O’ahu

Rig is the an FT-817 running off internal W4RT batteries, antenna is a Buddistick configured for 10m. I also used Etymotics earbuds for part of the evening.  I managed to work a handful of JA and ZL stations with predictable reports (ranging from “near the noise floor” 42 to “able to have a quick QSO before 10m started to crash” 53).