I knew I’d work Jim W1PID sooner or later, now that I have a new rig. A log search of his call shows that almost every time I put a new rig on the air, Jim is always good for a chat.
Over a six year period, Jim has been on the receiving end of my Norcal 40a, KX1, FT840, FT857D (from vehicle), a borrowed Unichip 80, ATS3 and now my K3.
I’ve worked Jim while I was portable at High Point, NJ and while he was portable from the Pemmaw Permewisa Pesiituna some river in New Hampshire. Plain and simple, the dude gets around!
This morning I’d just finished a 17m exchange with an Italian station and was surprised by a call from Jim up in warmer-than-Texas New Hampshire. He was using an FT-817 at 3 watts and sounded loud & clear down here. A click of the mouse and the ‘puter made a sound file.
Check out Jim’s page of photos and write-ups of his outdoor QRP excursions. And here’s how he sounded down here:
Thanks for the QSO, Jim – always a pleasure. QSL on the way.