I’m sitting here working on the websites and doing paperwork for work, and the thought comes to me, why do we hams keep logs and what do we REALLY do with them?
With the advent of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) here in the USA, and its resulting self quarantine and stay home orders. Parks have closed in several states including here in SC. So that has slowed, and effectively stopped my portable QRP operations and the main purpose of this blog.
But not to be dismayed, there is other information I wanted to add here and I’ve added some of those pages and am filling them in as time allows between family and work obligations. Also a couple of friends have asked for help/advice on getting their “tickets” or Amateur Radio licenses so I’ve been answering questions and feeding them suggestions and information on that process. Someone once elmered me and now its my turn to be the Elmer. More to come on this later I’m sure!
29 contacts including Canada, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago 5w on 40 & 20m. It was a beautiful afternoon at the park.
What is QRP? Well that’s low power in ham lingo. QRO would be the exact opposite being high power. Hams are licensed to operate up to 1500w on transmit in the USA through the FCC.
It was a pleasant day and for only $3 admission a good distraction and relaxing time while waiting on my new flight due to work demand and travel changes.