2015  October
Call UsedCategorySchool/Club NameParticipants
W9GRS  Middle/Intermed/JR High SchoolGlenn Raymond School15
Primary Operator/Sponsor:
W9KVR  IL  Troy J. Simpson  
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This year we tried something different and went with a QRP attempt. We wanted to prove we could make contacts using only the bare-minimal power of 5 watts. Surprisingly we were able to make a few SSB QSO's with good reports, but spent most time using other modes. We also tested a student homebrew antenna on 40 meters. It worked well and were pleased with the results. We had one QSO where we "cranked" the power to 100 Watts so we could make a contact with the elusive KL7DG Pilot Station School. Another teachable moment as band conditions were rough and their signal came and went in about a 10 minute window.