Monday, May 2, 2011
Why not just join the party.
Florida QSO party goers that is....Instead of paddling up stream and calling CQ on an already busy band why not just join the party. So for about 45 minutes I did just that. Not only did it give me a great oppertunity to fine tune my skills with the KX1 I was also able to give some contest points away as well. The conditions I found changed very fast from signals at 599 to then drop almost to the noise floor. I was able with these conditions to get some real hands on with adjusting the one filter the KX1 has and using the RIT. I was very impressed with how the little radio preformed. I seemed to have no troubles getting down into Sunshine state. In this contest the exchange is a signal report and my Province the Florida stations send their report and county There was one time I decided to send ? with regards to the county the fading was getting very bad.....in turn I was sent not their county but TU es GL DE.....and their call. I guess he thought I lived int he Province of "?" My XYL for sure at times would agree with that.....:)