North Georgia QRP Club - NoGa Call Sign NQ4RP FYOB - 2001

February 3-4, 2001

NoGa participated in the AZScorpions 5th annual Freeze Your Buns Off  Field Day.  The operating venue chosen was Tom, K4TJD's patio since he never operates from this location and it was outside.  This was also the normal meeting day for NoGa so no preparations were done until that meeting was over.

A number of NoGaNaughts gathered at Tom's after lunch and set up the station and put up several antennae.  While some of the members enjoyed the activites and conversation, only 3 NoGanaughts actually made contacts.  It is always a challenge to work a CW contest with 3 or 4 other hams standing around chewing the fat, telling tall tales about their antennas and milliwatt contacts...  but it was great fun.

Our activites were pretty casual and we took several breaks to be sure we were keeping our health.  We were really pleased with all the stations worked since this event did not have the 35-45 wpm CW contest aggressors and were more than willing to repeat their exchange (several times in some cases).  This is a great way to get new CW contesters involved.

Everyone had a grand time and the steak dinner didn't hurt our feelings at all.  Jim, AD4J took several pictures at the beginning of the event and we will add these to this page when we get them.  The log for this event follows the pictures provided by NoGaNaught Jim, AD4J:

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Craig, NM4T, Dan, KN2Z and Tom, K4TJD watching Pickett, AD4S at the controls of the K2.   Dan is a new NoGa member and was so impressed with all the qrp activity, he bolted for his auto just after these pictures were taken and went down to HRO and bought a FT-817 and some other stuff.  He was with us to the end but he was taking the first part of the 2 week course on how to operate an FT-817.  Note the NoGaTable.
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Pickett, AD4S is interpreting the FYOB rules for Craig, NM4T.  This is a Chicago coat on Pickett but it sure felt good in Georgia.

NoGa FYBO-2001 Log

Operator Rig Date Band Time Call RST RST SPC Name Power Power Temperature Temperature
        UTC   Received Sent     Received Sent Received Sent
AD4S K2 02/03/01 20M 19:11 W5TB 599 559 TX Doc 5W 5W 65F 47F
        19:18 W1QHG 579 559 ME Scott 3W 5W 30F 47F
        19:33 N3XRV 559 559 PA Chris 900 mw 5W 75F 47F
        19:37 W3KC 579 579 MD Chas 3W 5W 35F 47F
        19:40 WQ0RP 549 559 MN Mert 5W 5W 41F 47F
        19:46 N8KV 599 599 MI Roger 5W 5W 15F 47F
        19:51 NK9G 559 559 WI Rick 5W 5W 20F 47F
        19:53 W9XU 559 559 WI Lon 5W 5W 50F 47F
        20:06 KD1JV 559 559 NH Steve 3W 5W 10F 47F
        20:15 N2CX 599 599 NJ Joe 3W 5W 72F 47F
        20:18 KA9TXE 559 559 IL Terry 5W 5W 55F 47F
AD4J       20:30 K0ZK 599 599 ME Arn 5W 5W 49F 47F
        20:34 N5IW 559 559 TX Dave 5W 5W 41F 47F
        20:40 WD3P 559 559 MD Larry 2W 5W 34F 47F
        20:46 N3LAZ 579 559 PA Don 5W 5W 25F 47F
        20:48 K5AAR 559 559 OK Don 5W 5W 70F 47F
AD4S       20:59 N1BQ 559 559 VT Frank 5W 5W 15F 47F
        21:20 KF2EW 559 599 NJ Mike 5W 5W 72F 47F
        21:53 VE3ELA 559 339 ON Ken 2W 5W 17F 47F
        21:38 W0RW 559 339 CO Paul 5W 5W 40F 47F
        21:45 N9NE 559 559 WI Todd 5W 5W 19F 47F
        21:49 WA8ZBT 559 559 TX Dennis 5W 5W 72F 47F
        21:12 W3FZX 559 559 MD Ken 5W 5W 33F 47F
        21:55 WB6JBM/8 559 559 OH Vick 2W 5W 33F 47F
after break       22:29 W9SUL 579 559 MN Dave 5W 5W 70F 45F
        22:38 K4JSI 559 559 MD Cal 5W 5W 70F 45F
        22:41 N4SO 559 599 GA Ken 5W 5W 70F 45F
        22:56 K0OK 579 599 MO Dave 4W 5W 70F 43F
        23:01 N4FNG 559 559 FL Al 4W 5W 70F 43F
        23:03 K1CL 539 599 MA Chuck 4W 5W 68F 43F
    02/04/01   00:28 WK2G 569 599 NJ Merl 5W 5W 31F 40F
        00:31 N7RFD 559 559 WA Brian 5W 5W 70F 40F
      40M 00:38 W9XU 559 559 WI Lon 5W 5W 40F 40F
K4TJD       00:48 N9AW 579 579 WI Jerry 5W 5W 20F 40F
        00:54 WQ0RP 559 559 MN Mert 5W 5W 20F 40F
        00:59 NK9G 559 559 WI Rick 5W 5W 20F 40F
        01:05 KA9TXE 559 559 IL Jerry 5W 5W 55F 40F
        01:09 N4FNG 559 559 FL Al 4W 5W 70F 40F
        01:29 K5HQV 359 559 MS Ben 5W 5W 40F 40F
AD4S K1     01:49 N9NE 559 559 WI Todd 5W 5W 17F 36F
        01:53 N8IE 559 559 OH Dan 3W 5W 70F 36F
        01:56 K4ADI 559 559 SC Frank 5W 5W 55F 36F
        01:59 W5ROK 559 559 TX Dennis 900mw 5W 70F 36F


Scoring QSO SPC Field Alt. Pwr. Low Temp. Total
  43 22


2 4 30,272

Rigs used were K2 and K1.
Antenna was 87' long wire with 17' counter poise.


Tom, K4TJD
John Pickett, AD4S
Jim, AD4J