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FYBO 2010 Central FL Style!
February 15th, 2010 by kmack

We enjoyed decent weather, though cold for us southern types at 60F. The bands were in pretty good shape too but we had a good bit of competition in the QRP section of the bands with several state QSO parties on the air at the same time.

Setup started a bit before 9 am local time.

KG4LAL K3RLL KJ4BR

KJ4BR K3RLL KG4LAL setting up 40m SSB Station


Wally calling CQ on 40m SSB

Wally calling CQ on 40m SSB


Jim K4AHO is ready to go on 20m CW

Jim K4AHO is ready to go on 20m CW


Jim's got one for the log!

Jim's got one for the log!


Don K3RLL (ex-WA3ZBJ) working 20m on Kelly's Sierra

Don K3RLL (ex-WA3ZBJ) working 20m on Kelly's Sierra


Kelly K4UPG working 20m CW

Kelly K4UPG working 20m CW

We spent more time talking than operating, but this was a fun event for us and none of us thinks we are heavy duty contesters! We love to make qso’s and shoot the breeze about our antennas and homebrew gear.   In between conversations and coffee breaks we did work a few stations.

Final Score  29 QSO’s X 22 SPC = 638 X Temp Multi (x2) = 1276 x Field (x4) = 5104 X (alt pwr dna) = 5104 + WQ7RP (+100) = 5204 measly points

We moved to the larger pavillion of picnic area A at Sylvan Lake Park in Sanford and had more trees and space to hang wire and put up verticals. This spot seems to be a winner for us and we are planning to hold GatorCon 10 there in July. We’ll be recruiting more active QRP ops for that one. Stay tuned!


One Response  
  • Martin writes:
    February 17th, 20101:20 amat

    Hi, Kelly.

    Sounds like you all enjoyed the event a lot. Thanks for posting your photos, I enjoyed viewing them. Pity we never worked each other during FYBO!

    73
    Martin.


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