NF3I's balding head on QRP-L web site, plus 6m QRP...

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From: Scott Rosenfeld NF3I (ham@w3eax.umd.edu)
Date: Tue May 20 1997 - 07:49:43 EDT


Did you miss Dayton this year? Want to see what I look like?

A great shot of me, from above, can be found at

        http://qrp.cc.nd.edu/qrp-l/dayton/1.jpg

I'm the balding 28-year-old on the left.
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As for 6m, E-skip season should be starting ANY DAY now. In fact, as I
see it, it's pretty late. Anyway, listen to the CW beacon band
50.060-50.080 and around the 50.125 calling frequency for activity to
just pop out of nowhere, and disappear just as quickly.

6m Es is VERY doable w/QRP. Patches of ions in the E-region are
generally small, linking together small areas. If you're the only one in
a particular region, you have an effective monopoly on the path, and such
paths are usually such that 50 mW to a wet piece of spaghetti will be
adequate to put out a decent signal.

At the Days Inn on Saturday night, not all of the activity used SLVs.
Seven of us set up a 6m loop on top of one of those 31' portable masts
and worked SEVEN WHOLE QSOs during the last 90 minutes of the 6m sprint.
Of course, as conditions simply stunk, ALL of them were in EM79 (as were
we) for a total of 1 multiplier.

We worked two whole stations on 6m on the way home. Enhancement was
nowhere to be found. Soon, soon, soon...or so I keep telling
myself...gotta get to that VUCC...

* Scott Rosenfeld NF3I Burtonsville, MD FM19mc QRV 80-10/6/2/440 *
*** 6m 75 grids worked on 8 watts *** HF 140 cfmd * QRP-L #147 ***
** QRP ARCI #9054 ** DXCC/WAS/WAC *** 100% dipole powered HF/6m **
* 301-549-1022 h / 301-982-1015 w *** DAYTON PHONE 937-434-8750 *


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