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|Field Day||Jul 25th 2011, 18:26||10||4,049||on 8/9/12|
|Field Day||WA0ITP||on 25/7/11|
|In this "contest" I operated S&P and received answers to my first call almost every time. This was a gratifying justification the use of QRP power levels. The rig was my venerable ATS3 running 2W into a vertical monopole. I didn't identity myself as a QRP station, maybe I should have, but I'd rather be one of the big guns :o)
Our Group made 200 contacts, not bad for a very relaxing, easy going, and enjoyable Field Day, that was punctuated by lunch, supper, lots of sitting around the campfire, and breakfast - in that order. We didn't operate overnight, us old guys need the rest.
The lessons learned were to enjoy it, be active and stay with it when you're at the rig, and make it fun.