A gathering of qrp afficionados from all over met in Branson, MO for a weekend of fun! The highlight for me was having our grandson along for the fun and helping him learn to solder in the Friday night Buildathon. Killian is 13 and seems to have a real knack for making solder smoke. His first kit was a success! Thanks to all the elmers who pitched in with tips and encouragement! My wife, Connie did a great writeup on our blog that has more photos and info with the perspective of a non-ham & grandma!
Uncle Cy, The LED Guy, gave Killian a lesson in how to handle LED circuits and a sample LED to try his newly learned knowledge! It worked and Killian was thrilled and wanted to make more.
Doug Hendricks, KI6DS and owner of QRPKITS.COM, as an educator took a real interest in Killian and presented him with a PCB vise and a couple of door prize items!
Despite poor weather during this weekend, we have some great memories and will look forward to getting back together with the Four States QRP Group in the future! Special thanks to Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB for the photo he sent us by email.