It’s been a fun week as Texas prepares to hand off the K6JSS callsign to Kansas.
Band conditions during the week were not the best – lots of QSB/QRN made some contacts more difficult than they would have been normally. Regardless, I was able to log 110 QSOs as K6JSS/5. Some were brief info exchanges, others were long QSOs, usually depending on band conditions and how many others were calling. Continue reading 'Adios to K6JSS/5'»
Harry Blomquist K6JSS - QRP ARCI #0001
I had a great time working lots of stations last night on 40 and 80 meters.
Lots of QSB made conditions tough on 40m but I avoided the usual QRM by operating up on 7110 kHz. Among others, I finally ran into Larry W2LJ between deep fades of the ionosphere. Nice to get you in the log, Larry!
80 meters continually surprises me with conditions better than on 40 – less QRN, less QSB and consequently longer paths. This has been true DX-wise this season and as well as proving true during K6JSS/5 operation.
I’ve got to say, this has been an interesting week so far with some great QSOs and a re-connection of those I haven’t worked in a while.
One particularly interesting QSO on 80m last night was with Don K8MFO. Continue reading 'The original K6JSS'»
I worked 19 stations today on various bands as K6JSS/5 but it’s who I worked that made it great – a combination of people I know personally from my time in W2-land and of people I wish I knew personally.
From the former category Continue reading 'My best day as K6JSS/5'»
I’ve been getting a lot of email regarding Texas’ week (Jan 24-30) with the K6JSS callsign. In addition, the event has morphed into a more free-form style than what was initially described.
And that’s a good thing!
This seems as good a place as any to post the latest updates as we prepare to begin our week on January 24th – that’s Sunday evening for you fellow Texans.
First off…..thanks for volunteering and for your upcoming participation! This is probably a First in our hobby in that it will be possible to work 2-Way QRP W.A.S. in a single year. And all by working the same callsign. If that’s ever been made possible before, they forgot to tell me about it!
Now here is some info from Jim Stafford W4QO over in Georgia on how they’ve been doing things this week (posted here with his kind permission): Continue reading 'K6JSS/5 operations – FAQs'»