Re: New QCX and introduction

Gary Bernard
 

Welcome to the group. Lots of great people on this that can help. Ask questions, if there relative to QRP labs stuff, no problem. General questions are welcome also.
73,Gary W0CKI


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon <7xSUAZLHhtls@...>
To: QRPLabs <QRPLabs@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Subject: [QRPLabs] New QCX and introduction

I recently joined this group after completing my QCX for 40 meters.  I have had a Technician license for 10+ years that I obtained so I could run a kit built radio for the radio controlled airplane hobby.  Only in the last few months have I decided to try using my ticket for actual Ham Radio Ops <grin>.

I have an end fed half wave antenna that I built using the "No Tune EFWH" kit from QRP Guys.  My QTH is in Central Texas and have been able to listen to W1AW and have seen transmissions from callsigns from California, Montana,  Alabama, Cuba.  That is probably old hat to most of you guys but it is a real kick for me as a beginner.  I am still working to learn CW (know about half of the alphabet so far) so I am dependent on the decoder to understand what is being sent.

I have questions about using the QCX, antennas, and CW ops in general.  Are more general questions okay here?

73,

Jon KE5URU

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