Guestbook Entries - 2005
hello im a freind of ka3joi and we selebrated feild doy 95 what fun im just a short wave listener i love to hear radio stations from all over the world how can i recieve radio transmissions from the international space station being im a big buff of the space program happy holidays to all
william j grayeski
Penndel, PA USA - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 14:14 (EST)
Work for The Morning Call & am doing a story on a local group "The Polar Bears" who use QRP. Fascinating hobby--or lifestyle. I have a camp in Chatham NH, and if I think I can do this, would like to set up a small operation there...after passing the FCC exam, which means I'll maybe never do it till I retire....
Allentown, PA USA - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 10:51 (EST)
I am not very active right now, but occasionally enjoy a good chat on 7040 or there abouts.
Wayne K. Irwin, W1KI
Ocala, FL USA - Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:42 (EST)
Great Website! I've been inactive for many years but recently gave a "Morse Code" presentation to my daughter's 3rd grade class and they loved it. I applaud your efforts to promote CW with young people. Keep up the good work.
Murrysville, PA USA - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 14:20 (EST)
Hi John I am very impressed with your website, I have placed it in my favorites. Keep up the good work 73 de Peter
London, England - Friday, December 9, 2005 at 05:56 (EST)
Nice QRP website. Have been licensed since 1978, and been doing mainly QRP since the 80s, and exclusivley for the last 10 plus years. I'm also heavily into contesting.
Ellen Rugowski AF9J
Greenfield, WI USA - Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 13:35 (EST)
Nice Web Page. I find that the various colours chosen for this Page make viewing a very relaxing Experience.
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 04:40 (EST)
Your site has inspired me to pick up CW again! I have rejoined FISTS and am relearning the code. Your site has a lot of great, practical info on it. Thanks and 73!
Shreveport, LA USA - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 16:17 (EST)
Read your article in the latest FISTS and was glad to see that you are back in the issues. Nice photo of you. About time you updated it/ I started trying to get one QSO per day again because I remembered your plan to make one contact per day. My 4 year old makes it hard to get in my one per day, but I sure am trying hard. Keep up the great work John. Aron NN1F (ex N1ODL)
Bedford, NH USA - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 22:40 (EST)
Just getting back into the hobby after abt 20 yrs. Having fun w/cw and excited abt exploring qrp. Worked a few stations in Monday's sprint w/5 watts & my longwire. I think I'm hooked...
Paul - KD2MX
Oakland, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 15:39 (EST)
Hi John-great site, and congratulations on your continued streak of QRP! 73, Gary
gary barrett, N7GEB
Clinton, WA USA - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 20:49 (EST)
Tallahassee, FL USA - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 20:04 (EST)
impressed with your accomplishments. I too like cw but also run psk31. Use yaesu ft101 turned way down to maybe 15 watts with old vertical antenna. op on 40 and 20 meter, some times 17 m when bands are good. 73 bob
BOB KRUEGER WB9UKQ
Fond Du Lac, WI USA - Monday, November 7, 2005 at 01:27 (EST)
Larry G Rigler KC0UMB
West Bend, IA USA - Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 13:27 (EST)
Have visited other ham sites and saw the link to YOU!! Had to say; "HELLO!"
Eddie Phillips [N4EMP]
Jasper, AL USA - Friday, November 4, 2005 at 19:37 (EST)
go check out howards website www.wb2hww.com theres pictures of his repeater site outdoors and indoors plus members pictures and more.Howards repeater is located in flushing queens ny on a very tall building which your see in the pictures part.Now you feel free to tell others about howards website and tell them all to feel free to post there hamshacks and more on the website when they sign up on there its free to do ok
North Bellmore, NY USA - Friday, November 4, 2005 at 17:36 (EST)
TNX ES 73
Kolbein (KOL) BREDESEN LA9HC
Porsgrunn, Norway - Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 13:00 (EST)
Need a referral for a reliable QRP transceiver kit.
Kennesaw, GA USA - Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 19:43 (EST)
Excellent site keep up the good work
Paul Genaw K8PG
Chatham, MI USA - Monday, October 31, 2005 at 14:46 (EST)
Thanks John, for your homebrew projects. Here somewhat more: HAM RADIO and HOMEBREWING Today, in amateur radio much too little HOMEBREWING is done. The modern integrated surface technology makes it nearly impossible to do homebrewing of equipment, as the required laboratory is rarely available to HAMs. But this is quite different for antennas. Here, homebrewing should be practiced much more, especially, as we can obtain far better antennas by own construction than many of the commercial ones. And at a much, much lower price ! Here you can find good HF antennas for self construction : http://home.tiscali.ch/hb9abx and there: - HAM RADIO - Homemade Projects Good success and best 73s Felix HB9ABX
Basel, Switzerland - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 17:13 (EDT)
I enjoyed looking through your site today. I've added it to my list of QRP links as this is one of the best resources for QRPers I've come across so far. Check out my site when you get a minute http://www.n0hr.com/
???, ?? USA - Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 16:23 (EDT)
Great website John, I love it. I am all for QRP CW, thats all I have every been into, I also went and became a member over at the North American CW QRP club, really looking forward to being active there!! Again Excellent job on this website!!!!! 73 Bob KC9GMN
Clinton, IL USA - Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 20:39 (EDT)
Thanks for the email reply..working on that code.
What would be a real good "cheap" first rig for cw?
Waller, TX USA - Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 11:25 (EDT)
Returning to low power CW after a long absence, need to catch
up on latest...
Joe Lees N3JEK
Ephrata, PA USA - Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 09:48 (EDT)
Your site is so inspiring, you are getting me out of my "I'll never be able to put up the perfect antenna" depression I have been since moving into a new home!!! Thanks, Ed
Eastpointe, MI USA - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 12:44 (EDT)
Worked you in 1994 Nice home page. Bob
BOB FUQUA KD4JXK
Nashville, TN USA - Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 17:38 (EDT)
Nice site,good information,keep up the good work with saving cw,(the only MODE)
Chatham, MI USA - Monday, September 26, 2005 at 18:59 (EDT)
Neat site, John and lots of good info on DXing, propagation and other good stuff. Thanks for taking your time setting up and maintaining the site.
Greensboro, NC USA - Monday, September 26, 2005 at 16:13 (EDT)
Very nice website. I really enjoyed the QRP section. 73's de 4x1un
4x1un shalom cohen
Tel Aviv, Israel - Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 16:39 (EDT)
Don Prosser KB9IAR
Battle Creek, MI - Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 01:44 (EDT)
nice site and 73's W7DOW
David Dow W7DOW
Wilkeson, WA USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 23:04 (EDT)
Nice to cu agn OM, I really cant say but I hope the older I get the less power I'll use and maybe I'll have the patience soon to be all QRP. 73 cul Gil n2wjw
Hillsborough, NJ USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 21:05 (EDT)
Very interesting site. I, too prefer CW, but at a more powerful 75 - 90 watt level. 73! Jeff
Eaton, OH USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 19:49 (EDT)
Nice site John, I shall drop back another evening to chech it out more thoroughly. Must get back and finish reading the bulletin from the League. 73 Bruce CUL
Saint John, NB Canada - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 18:29 (EDT)
First licensed in June 1957 using a home brew 6AG7 oscillator/5Y3 rectifier transmitter. Ran 7 watts out on 80 and 40 cw, into an end fed wire. Still use it on Straight Key Night. CW is the best.
Dick Newsome W0HXL
Omaha, NE USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 18:24 (EDT)
I use CW for almost 100% of my rag chew/dxing. About the only time I operate phone is to check into a few nets regularly. Learned the code in 1966 at 14 years old in about three days with the help of my Dad who isn't a ham himself and doesn't know the code but used the ARRL book to send to me. Also did a lot of listening on air on an old Grunow short wave receiver. No BFO but who cared!! Still have that radio today.
Larry Albrecht K0IS
LeClaire, IA USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 18:19 (EDT)
thanks for leting me stop by 73s for now
alvin hall kc8fjo
Cincinnati, OH USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 17:09 (EDT)
Dennis R. Regan K6ZJU
Pine Grove, CA USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 16:12 (EDT)
Mike De Jager KB9LXP
Randolph, WI USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 14:46 (EDT)
Hi John Nicely designed site with some good content. However.. it's not getting bookmarked as it also carries pop up windows containing spam. (Any pop-ups are not being served by my pages. They have to be coming from one of my service provider's pages such as GlobalGuest Polls, StatCounter, etc. when you go there to review my poll results or see my site stats, etc. As such I have no control over them other than to apologize for the behaviour of those providers in stooping to such despicable tactics to provide their "free" services. Since I don't now get, nor never have gotten even a single penny of income from my site in its 9 years of operation, I can't afford to pay for any commercial services that would be guaranteed free of pop-ups nor afford to feed my site from a personally owned server over which I would have full control. I despise pop-ups and banner ads, and use the IE6 pop-up blocker and AdShield ad blocker to keep from seeing any banner ads or pop-ups which is why I am unaware of what my service providers may be doing. I'd appreciate anyone seeing any pop-ups or banner ads letting me know the exact URL of the page that is serving them. - K3WWP)
Nigel Gunn G8IFF/KC8NHF
Milton Keynes, England - Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 04:28 (EDT)
Great site. Looks like you have spent a lot of time keeping it up. Keep up the good work. Ron, KU7Y
Ron Stark, KU7Y
Boise, ID USA - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 00:22 (EDT)
Excellent site, Enjoyed my visit and will check back again.
Joe Ferrell - KG4BTO
Rock Island, TN USA - Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 10:05 (EDT)
getting back into QRP/CW and need a code buddy to help me get better send/receive CW wrk all bands.
skip doane k1txu
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 23:16 (EDT)
enjoyed ur site!!!!jim...ex-k3umc
Elkton, MD USA - Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 08:08 (EDT)
Not much. (????? - K3WWP)
Ralph Powell, KC6wan
San Marcos, CA USA - Saturday, August 26, 2005 at 20:01 (EDT)
John: What a great website you have. What do you use to author it all in? 72 Mark WO7T/qrp
Chandler, AZ USA - Monday, August 22, 2005 at 24:00 (EDT)
John, I just wanted you to know that this is a great site and I visit here every time I start the internet browser. All your web page articles are very good and I look forward to your column in the FISTS journal. Keep up the good work and God bless you. Mark W4MMR
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 16:37 (EDT)
Thanks for the helpful info on eQSL and other matters. I signed up with your referral right away. Great site! And thanks for your work with the NAQCC.
Ottawa, ON Canada - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 18:06 (EDT)
I have enjoyed the site a few times now. Thanks.
West Chester, PA USA - Monday, August 8, 2005 at 23:54 (EDT)
hi john, enjoyed your info site...i was looking for a downloadable list of the QN signals...thanks much....we had qso jan 18 2001!
???, ?? USA - Friday, August 5, 2005 at 18:04 (EDT)
Wow, you have a great site. I do have HF license yet, but working on it. I have made a few QRP contacts on 6m SSB with about 3.7 Watts (Out the Antenna with feed line loss). Then I tried the lowest power level which is about 700 mW. My first QRPp contact on 6m SSB on 50.125 MHz On 07/27/2005 I heard a CQ come in on 50.125, I called QRZ this is KA3DQD KA3DQD and I heard AG4ZE which I already worked on 6 meter band. He asked me if I was QRP again. I work him with 3.4 watts before. I said let me see, oh wow your not going to believe this I am at the lowest power setting which is 1 watt. So I can say QRPp power with the feed line loss!! Total power out at the antenna (KU4AB loop at 20 ft) is about 0.700 mW. He was 54 with QSB and to my surprise I was 56 at his end. The exchange was made and the band went dead. That is typical with the Magic Band. I should of made a cw contact. This is the best Distance I have worked with 700 mW on 6m. This contact was 550.4 miles location Georgia, grid EM83wm. My grid is FM20do. So, I can say QRP can be done on any band. 1.2718 mW per Mile or 0.78629 Miles per mW Not bad for 6m band!
Newark, DE USA - Friday, August 5, 2005 at 18:15 (EDT)
Liked your page. Joyce in Alaska
Wasilla, AK USA - Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 14:33 (EDT)
Greetings John. I first visited your web site in 2002 and I still enjoy browsing around it. You were my first 30M QSO back on 2 Jan 2003 when I held the call WN4M. Hope to catch on again soon. 73 Greg K4KO
Greg - K4KO
Lebanon, TN USA - Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 16:46 (EDT)
Hello, Just Joined NAQCC. Hope to have a QSO With you soon.
Will be using a new yaesu ft897 at 5 watts into a delta loop
and g5rv. Hope to hear you on the bands, 73, eric
Eric M Hughes W4CHQ
Cross Hill, SC USA - Monday, July 25, 2005 at 09:57 (EDT)
Great site, John. I love the polls. Was K3RYI, in MD, in the early 60s. I have done most of the hobby, but CW is where I landed in my old age, HI. 73
Winston Rogers W0LZ
Pomme de Terre, MO USA - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 19:49 (EDT)
TNX FOR GREAT WEB DE DOV
9N7DX / 4Z4DX
???, Israel - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 15:35 (EDT)
Hope you got your record yesterday John! 73
Tipp City, OH USA - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 08:35 (EDT)
A VERY INTERESTING WEBSITE,NICE JOB.---73-ED,W2BVK
???, ?? USA - Friday, July 7, 2005 at 23:49 (EDT)
Great Job c u on cw 73
Tipp City, OH USA - Sunday, July 3, 2005 at 07:05 (EDT)
Great Site, Keep up the good work!
Stockton, CA USA - Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 19:15 (EDT)
Nice going.... Hooray for CW!
Paul Gates, KD3JF
Glen Burnie, MD USA - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 23:46 (EDT)
John and I had a great time operating the 2005 QRP ARCI Hoot Owl Sprint on May 30. Setting up in a remote location, using battteries and temporary antennas is something I would recommend that every ham operator has to try at least once. I found just what a great contester John, K3WWP is and we really had a lot of fun. The only "curious onlookers" we encountered were a few deer wondering what that strange light (a Coleman lantern) and all that "beeping" was about. Tom, KB3LFC
Kittanning, PA USA - Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 17:58 (EDT)
Oliver Richards AB1DX
N. Gros., CT USA - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 09:22 (EDT)
My plsr working you this morning and seeing my call on your daily streak! Keep going! -- 73 Chuck
Saranac Lake, NY USA - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 11:59 (EDT)
We really like your site. I'm a 100% VET and am just now getting back on the air. I've been QRP fer yrs. Even hve VK2 on 160 w/1w! Tom N4CYV
N4CYV & KC4MXK
USA - Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 04:58 (EDT)
Great site. I'll pass it on.
Penn Valley, CA USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 10:43 (EDT)
John, nice to work you on 80m last night in the NAQCC Sprint. I got asked for a few repeats with NAQCC # 38, being #2 I am sure you must have as well! Yesterday marked my 25th anniverary as a Ham and a QRP operator. BTW great website and I also enjoy reading your QRP column in the FISTS newsletter. 72 Michael
Ottawa, ON Canada - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 20:35 (EDT)
rick sawaya n4jtq
Sevierville, TN USA - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 22:50 (EDT)
Great Web Site!
Fred Winter KD7T
Vancouver, WA USA - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 14:18 (EDT)
Mark Janzer K5MGJ
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 13:49 (EDT)
USA - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11:36 (EDT)
Hiawatha, KS USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 13:03 (EDT)
Love the ant story in issue 2 of The Keynote. I had a 100 ft indoor loop myself for a while. El-cheapo speaker wire fed with tuner, 40 n up and tons of conacts. 73
Tim O'Conner, AC5SH
USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 21:27 (EDT)
keep up the good work.
alvin campbell ka7biy
Centerton, AR USA - Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 00:32 (EDT)
Louisville, KY USA - Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 22:43 (EDT)
Hello John - I found your site after reading your article in latest FISTS Keynote magazine. Great site. Great memories. I've been hamming since '63 & been more active past few years - exclusively CW and both QRP & QRO. Keep up good work. 73's Bob.
Bob Snow N9KR
Columbus, IN USA - Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 19:18 (EDT)
Excellent site and information!!!! I have a link on my site to you, care to reciprocate?
Dave - W1WC
Southington, CT USA - Friday, April 1, 2005 at 21:37 (EST)
Nice site. Thanks for promoting CW!
Morris Dillingham KI4IUA
Kilmarnok, VA USA - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 20:54 (EST)
Nice site. I'm interested in QRP and find quite a bit of info on your pages.
Jim Scott KE5AFB
Maurepas, LA USA - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 18:00 (EST)
Great Web Site
Don Kemp NN8B
Guilford Lake, OH USA - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 12:49 (EST)
Congrats dr John best 72's josef
Dendermonde, Belgium - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 09:09 (EST)
I work almost exclusive QRP. The only exceptions are 10mtr SSB (25W PEP) and 2mtrs and 70cm (30W). I use a Rock-Mite 40, a Pixie2 30m, a Heathkit HW-7, and a Elcraft K1-4. My antennae are: G5RV Jr. and CB Big-Stik at 30'. Ken
Kenneth Stringham, AE1X
Attleboro, MA USA - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 08:42 (EST)
Roger Whtlock K7DO
Spokane, WA USA - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 22:55 (EST)
Just bought and am building a Small World Lab QRP transceiver kit.
Baltimore, MD USA - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 09:15 (EST)
Just upgraded to General. Looking forward to working HF CW. Thanks for your help.
Fremont, CA USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 11:45 (EST)
dusting off my cw after several years.bought an hw8 and heath elect key ur web site is great.i needed to have new info before i start pounding 73 emmett ab1dj
Cranston, RI USA - Monday, March 21, 2005 at 11:42 (EST)
Carl Rod KB1IMJ
Jefferson, NH USA - Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 20:38 (EST)
Thanks for interesting site. 73
Hank Davis K4CHD
Clay, AL USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 16:10 EST)
Loved the info on QSL methods. First I've seen those quantitative comparisons. Also enjoyed reading some of the stories. Thanks for your time and effort in making this an enjoyable hobby!
Stafford, VA USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 08:47 (EST)
Mike Elliott, W8KRR
Dayton, OH USA - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 14:10 (EST)
Hi, John. Thanks for you work on behalf of Amateur radio and particularly CW. You are truly one of the great un-sung heroes of the hobby. I look forward to a CW contact with you soon (although you will have to QRS). 73, WD0EFQ, NAQCC #769
Vron Jones, WD0EFQ
Rosemount, MN USA - Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 07:10 (EST)
well I have been a ham for 23 years and have always loved cw.I started as a novice (ka0sxl)and after moving and a call change I'm now kd5lep. My son is now a ham and learning cw and also learning how easy it is to work dx with cw. He will be on hf in just a few weeks. well keep up the cw and see you on the air 73s and gud dx kd5lep
Tahlequah, OK USA - Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 10:18 (EST)
Tom Johnson KC8YOL
USA - Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 10:01 (EST)
reminder Ontario Qso Party coming up again soon.....looking forward to it again...and your page great as always Dave
Goderich, ON Canada - Friday, March 4, 2005 at 01:08 (EST)
Nice web. Congrats.
Yngvi Hardarson TF3YH
Reykjavik, Iceland - Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 18:15 (EST)
It's only taken me some 23 years to get around to really trying to use cw. But I'm working at it. I just picked up an Elecraft K1. So there's nothing to do but get on the air. OK so it's only 13 wpm. I'll get better at it! Thanks for all your work! nh7tg
Dave Peterson NH7TG
Sun City, AZ USA - Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 22:58 (EST)
Nice site. Just happened across it in Google. 73
Kelly Klaas, K7SU
Twin Falls, ID USA - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 18:16 (EST)
JUST DROPPED BY, OPERATE 955 qrp/ssb with a ten tec argonaut II, GREAT SITE BOB
BOB CAPOZZI, K4ENC
Sweetwater, TN USA - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 16:16 (EST)
hello John, tnx for the nice qrp qso! I joined the cw qrp club..tnx fer the info..My fists #3040..Hope to hear from you agn.. Best 73, Forrest
forrest struven KF9EI
Thornton, IL USA - Friday, February 4, 2005 at 22:30 (EST)
still doing a fine JOB... got some effort into this site...take care DAVE
Goderich, ON Canada - Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 18:51 (EST)
Real good site 72
Wilmington, NC USA - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 12:07 (EST)
Hi everyone! I am a 13 year old ham in the New York City area (Long Island), and I love CW and ham radio in general! I am a member of ARRL, FISTS, 10-X, ARLHS, and QRP-ARCI. I really like Contesting, especially CW, and like QRP. I also like paper chasing and DX'ing. Feel free to give me a call on the bands! 73 es cu in the pileups!!!
Franklin Square, NY USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 13:53 (EST)
hi my name is jim love your hb rigs it was like that back when i got into ham radio in 1963 my big hb was a pair of 3/500 amp hb power 5000 v rig had 150 watt 73 jim ac4xl o i see you are a county hunting on my 3 time
Louisville, KY USA - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 13:11 (EST)
Raymond E Hall KI4FJA
Kill Devil Hills, NC - Friday, January 21, 2005 at 22:26 (EST)
Parsons, KS USA - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 22:17 (EST)
John... Thx fer all you do. You've brought qrp to life for a lot of us....72's FISTS#6259, ARS#1799, NAQCC#0483, FP#-1047
Houston, TX USA - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 06:30 (EST)
I am impresed with your sete.
Keep up the good work 73
Chertsey, QC Canada - Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 10:24 (EST)
Great site, we love CW dont we
Brarup, Denmark - Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 16:30 (EST)