|My KEY to QRP Success|
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I did video some of my weekend fun with one video documenting my Saturday fun and my second documenting my Sunday activity. I used my GoPro as a last minute thought on Sunday. I was unsure on the best angle, so I tried a few. With my trial run out of the way, should I use it again in the future, I know now better camera placement. Not the best video I've shot for sure but hopefully you get to see some of the fun I had. The video below is from Saturday and I have a link to my Sunday fun at the bottom of this blog entry.
My station consists of an Icom IC-703+, running 5 watts output into my indoor EndFedZ antennas (which you see in this video). Since I'm running indoor antennas, I prefer to use low power so as not to promote any more hair loss since two of my three indoor antennas literally run almost directly above my head.
I could not imagine life without ham radio and no matter what my situation is, I'll find a way to get on the air. You don't need thousands of dollars in equipment to enjoy this hobby. All you need is a little bit of determination and the willingness to get on the air and take advantage of weekends like this last. Contest weekends are a great way to add QSO's to the ol logbook. My farthest contact with 5 watts was nearly 7,000 miles away. Who was that with? You'll have to watch THIS video to find out.