Freakin' cold at the QRP FYBO contest

Intrepid adventurers, Chuck and Rich from the Tacoma Radio club, took their QRP gear out to Point Defiance Park last Saturday for the QRP field day event Freeze Your Buns Off. I checked in to pick up some QRP pointers. First, QRP contests are laid back, at least the way Chuck and Rich do them at three or four Q’s per hour. The equipment checklist includes a decent battery, resonant or closely resonant antenna, tuner, key/keyer, and rig. Both were using Yaesu 817s and Rich pulled out his KX1 for a while. The KX1 is on my list of kits I would like to build. The whole event looked like fun.

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