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Fred NF1U - Burlington, CT - Oct 13
Still love my TenTec Argo 509 - Peter - W2BEW - Greenfield Center, NY - Oct 9
Thank you for the great website. You have me hooked on ham radio again. Thank you. I will be dusting off my fist soon. Hope to work you CW 5W. 73 de N7PD - Andy, N7PD - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 9
Kjell SM5LNS - Riddarhyttan, Sweden - Oct 8
Hi, I enjoy your site, great tips. I am working on getting my speed up in sending and receiving. At about 10wpm now. Will update. 71 years old in condo situation. 73 wd8qxp - helmut wd8qxp - Kalamazoo, MI - Sep 9
I am enjoying exploring your site. Thank you for your list of sites for learning the code. The "Just Learn Morse Code" appears to be the best for me. I'm an older guy (74) trying to learn the code and age does create some challanges, for me anyway. - Tom Edwards KI4NQJ - Sherrills Ford, NC - Sep 4
Hey John, Just wanted to let you know I enjoy reading all the information on your website. In recent weeks, I check your diary every day on my lunch hour to see how the DX streak is coming. I'm relatively new to QRP and started working on my QRP DXCC and WAS primarily due to reading about the success you've had. since 2/16 I've worked 41 states and 43 countries with 5 watts and a vertical and I'm having a lot of fun with it. Thanks for the inspiration! - Eddie Bradshaw, KJ4R - Sumter, SC - Sep 1
hi my friend 73 have nice dx good look - alvaro kb2uew - Las Vegas, NV - Aug 31
Always QRP, mostly cw. I receive at about 10 wpm. FT-817ND is my rig, Hustler 4btv is my home antenna. Use end fed wire antennas when portable. - Gary N4PIR - Chocowinity, NC - Aug 30
FB - Harry N9CQX - Stevensville, MI - Aug 29
K3WWP/OM John is indeed a symbol of dedication and commitment to the practice and propagation of QRP/CW in Ham Radio. - Nanda Kumar S - VU2NAN - Bangalore, India - Aug 23
Carlos gonzalez sabina- EA8AA - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands - Aug 22
I also enjoy doing more with less! Great site and good info. - KK4ITX - Zephyrhills, FL - Aug 21
Best of luck OM. Trust you and I will work each other on the future. - Dave Hancock, KY2R - Roselle, NJ - Aug 21
Thanks for all you do for AR & QRP, John. Been working the Sprints a couple of years now and really like the QRP operation. Don't do much rag chewing, mostly Sprints, SOTA, and DXpeditions (QRO). Have done some NPOTA this year. After 53+ years of hamming QRP bit and I have a renewed interests in AR. I've looked at other QRP sites but seems yours' is the most interesting and fun. Again, thanks for all your efforts. 73 de n4mj//glenn - Glenn, N4MJ - South Fulton, TN - Aug 20
QRP only is where it is at... Tnx for the inspiration - Walt Allan KC1DVT - Falmouth, ME - Aug 20
Thanks for the 30m qso, sri hard qrm.. here born 1952, ham since 1980 and love cw.. tks agn all the best - Armando Robertos Virniez XE3ARV - Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Mexico - Aug 6
TNX fer the fine QSO, John. - AA1YY - Greenfield, MA - Aug 5
Getting back into ham radio upon retirement and going QRP w/817. - Francis Surovec, WA3GGV - Cleveland, GA - Aug 5
Hi John, Thanks for QSO. There was some QSB and a couple times someone keyed on top of you. I have been mostly QRP since beginning in 1976, but run more power from the F-150. We had never worked before, but I have been to your web page many times. 73, Tim ke4ke.org - Tim KE4KE - Waite Park, MN - Jul 28
Great site, read post all the time. Still trying to get good enough.to work CW on the air getting older and getting chemo, they say it affects the brain and I think it's true. Have an 817 in a nice box and a couple of end Feds, so ready to go..73's. Don VA3DDW - Don VA3DDW - Bracebridge, ON - Jul 17
Larry Ramsey. KD4KIG - Rock Hill, SC - Jul 17
Bob K3CKO - Marathon, NY - Jul 16
Nice web site. Useful info found on this site. Enjoy cw only for nearly 8yrs..73 kc4mkd - David Swindell Kc4mkd - Black Creek, GA - Jul 16
I've been to this site before, but I guess I forgot to sign the book. so many of the new hams don't operate cw, and I think that's sad. - Rik km5hm - Ratcliff, TX - Jul 16
John, congrats on 8000! Amazing! I can still hear your signal, in my head from May 2, 1966 & our last QSO in 2002. How is the USA-CA total now? Vy 73 Van - WC5D Van - Roanoke, TX - Jul 13
Thanks for the inspiration! 72 de C91PM, Paulo Machado - Paulo Machado, C91PM - Maputo, Mozambique - Jul 6
Although living in an apartment and antenna challenged every time I read something from the NAQCC I am reminded there is always a way to get a ham signal out with best results using CW. - Terry Paden VE6TEP - CITY, Calgary, AB - Jun 26
Hard to believe it's been 20 years. Keep up the good work. Scott KN7DHF - William S Hogin - Santa Fe, NM - Jun 25
Thanks for the informational AND inspirational website. I'm just getting started in ham radio, and QRP/CW is what interests me most. Cannot really even express how much it means to new folks like me to find a website like this. Hope the streak continues for a long, long time! - Mark, K0NIA - Bettendorf, IA - Jun 16
Love the web site. I am having trouble with limited space for antennas but your site as inspired me to battle on. Just like yourself 100% CW QRP here and love Home Brew gear. - John G0UBE - Birmingham, England - Jun 14
John, Keep the good work up.You do an amazing job with QRP and wire antennas. I think we all can learn from your adventures. - Richard Swanson,K0RDS - San Antonio, TX - Jun 11
Just passing by, John. Hope you are still making your streaks with these lousy condx. See you in the June Sprint - Chris KU4A - Lexington, KY - Jun 6
Thanks for the work on your site, I have been a radio amateur since 1982 and SWL for years before that. I passed the 12 wpm morse test 30 years ago but have never had the confidence to use it for real. I have not let it go though and listen often and can copy some signals really well just need to get on the band I guess 73 de Mike G4VQH - Mike G4VQH - Whixall, England - Jun 4
I have a Yaesu Ft-817 that works well for me. I enjoy my home built dipoles. 40 M favorite. Then 20 Meters. 73s KF4ILV - Robert Powell KF4ILV - McDavid, FL - Jun 4
When did you first hear CW? For me it was as K4KKQ, teenager, in the mid 50's, at Norfolk, VA, the Naval Air Station, in the Ham Shack. The Navy CW ops were exceptional! The CW ops could, and would operate at 65 wpm. They could and would give lessons, demos, QSO, at any speed. Just 13 years from WWII in the Pacific, on Carriers, Destroyers, and Submarines, these radio ops had three things going for them that I never had (1) Talent (2) Opportunity, (3) the Motivation that Only Comes from Knowing there are Incoming Torpedoes !!! - KK4LPG - Memphis, TN - Jun 4
Have looked at your website a few times. Very interesting. Was in the NAQCC site to sign up, thought I would check if I was a member. Surprise #0950!!! That's what happens when you are really pushing 80!! Hope to be active in the sprints with my K2 & KX1. Should be lots of fun. Am looking forward to ARRL FD CW '16. Hope to work you in FD or one of the Sprints. 73 de Marv W0YHE - Marv Holmes W0YHE - Florence, AZ - May 31
hello! - carlo IZ4SJP - Bologna, Italy - May 22
tu, 73, shalom - 4x5eb - Jerusalem, Israel - May 22
I agree with your comments about QRP. I have always felt that if you have a well designed receiver and a resonant antenna, xmit power is not a factor. I love to homebrew my projects, probably more that operating and that would be CW only, can't find my mikes HI HI 73's Jack - Jack Kelvington K3DMY - Meadowlands, PA - Apr 22
Nice page,Good work - 73!! - Stefan Popa YO7NSP - Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania - Apr 20
5 watts CW forever! - Joel Keeler VE6KEE - Medicine Hat, AB - Apr 17
Art W8AJS - Englewood, OH - Apr 17
Never have been in the contests just love CW ragchew, and swap section 73 - KF6GC - Atascadero, CA - Apr 17
Just found your site. Great stuff! Am a newbie at CW, trying to keep learning and gradually pick up speed. Very slow right now. I'm glad I found your website! Hope to catch you on the air some day. - Kat Gonderinger - Longmont, CO - Apr 17
Best Wishes - brian VE7NRD - Grand Forks, BC - Apr 16
Thank you for your (site's) encouragement for me to get active again :-) - ZL2SR - Christchurch, New Zealand - Apr 15
John have read your page for years. You have been a real cool guy to me hi hi. I just did my first sprint this month. 40 yrs and got up the nerve to try. Had a blast will return for sure. I had five sons while i was in the work force . Money was short but ended up with 5 christian men so was worth it all. Have two 100w rigs. Geting ready to buy a kx3. 73 yrs. old abt time hi hi. As i vaule your advice what should i get for add ons. Atu is a must for sure. Is the filters that comes with it good enough. Thanks once again for your help. Not fast at code but always fine someone to work. I lerned buy counting not good but getting better take a look at my qrz page will explain the spelling hi! 73 jim kc0dd - Jim, KC0DD - Drakesville, IA - Apr 14
Thanks for all the info on you site. A great help to to a re-starter for QRP. - Bruce N4WD - Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Apr 11
Listening to you on 30m now, weak but readable3 to 449 without APF. KX3 and a 40m delta loop with a tuner at the feed point. - Rob KA5QQA - Houston, TX - Apr 10
FB Qso, John - - -great chatting with U on 40 meters CW!! - Marv K9VPL - Fremont, IN - Apr 5
GOOD JOB OF SPREADING THE CW GOSPEL!! - James Burton, kz8j - Branchland, WV - Mar 9
I am new to CW and had my first CW QSO on 2/26/16. I think CW is much more fun (and challenging) than SSB. I think I am going to love it. - Dave KD9VT - Silvis, IL - Mar 7
John, You are an inspiration. 72, Gene - Gene AA8MI - Perrysburg, OH - Feb 29
New to CW and anxious to learn. :-) - Bill Griffith N7IBG - Homedale, ID - Feb 28
W3ENG - Augusta, WV - Feb 24
Just browsing ..... never know what may be here. - Keith G1NAF - Doncaster, England - Feb 21
Hi John, just wanted to stop by to say hi... it's been awhile. - Curt WA2JSG - Salem, NJ - Feb 20
Thank you. - Luis CA3LTR - Padre Hurtado, Chile - Feb 19
Just got my tech license in September of 2014. - Kelli KD9CBD - Amboy, IN - Feb 9
Jerry Pitchford N8TSJ - Saranac, MI - Feb 8
I give my call sign (it's still a restricted licence), but I've never been on the air. I think morse and QRP are wonderful. I'm working on my morse and would like to make contacts. - Errol ZR6ECO - Johannesburg, South Africa - Feb 6
John Rufner, KB9BNI - Fort Wayne, IN - Feb 5
I love your website. I wish I had found it years ago. Well done. - Richard - NI7F - Mapleton, UT - Feb 4
Having the time of my life operating QRP - Gary Trudel - Windsor, ON - Jan 24
Great site. Very helpful for me as a CW beginner. Thank you! - Bill Griffith - Homedale, ID - Jan 22
Greetings and may the code be with you. I shall return. - Al K5FUT - DeQuincy, LA - Jan 19
Radio operator in 5th Special Forces Group, Airborne. Served in Vietnam in 1969. Operated at 18-20 wpm. Just now, (2015-2016) getting back into radio. I have forgotten a lot, and hope you all will be patient with me. I'm re-learning Q signs. I should be able to operate at 15 wpm. I'm excited about getting into amateur radio. I should have my radio station set up within a month or so. Thanks, Paul KE8BXI - Paul Hasbrouck KE8BXI - Saint Albans, WV - Jan 9
Entertaining site. Very impressed with your streak, amazing! - David Montgomery - Wimberley, TX - Jan 1
Once again for the 19th year in a row, it's time to archive the previous year's guestbook entries, and start with a clean slate for the new year of 2016. Thanks to all for the fine comments over the years, and I look forward to see what you have to offer this year here in the guestbook - John K3WWP - Kittanning, PA - Jan 1
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