Guestbook Entries - 2019
Ronald F Sapp Sr
Gene & Judy Pearson
John, We are home now. Just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality.
We enjoyed our visit with you yesterday very much, indeed!!!! I will get back
to you after I do some research on the possibility of the preservation of QSL
cards marking notable amateur radio accomplishments, specifically related to QRP-CW-SWA,
more specifically your DXCC QSL cards. I will be talking to Bob Allison at the ARRL
and to K8CX who collects QSL cards for historic preservation. I’ll get my
eyeball QSL card in the mail soon! 72, Gene AA8MI & Judy XYL
Hello John. Just a note to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I still read your diary entries every evening and find them very interesting.
I hope 2020 brings you less noise and many more QRP QSO's. Take care in Kittaning.
Cape Carteret NC
Hi, your streak always gives me a bit of motivation to continue to work QRP.
CW is my mode of choice. My hope is to start a chapter of NAQCC in Eastern NC.
That's my new years resolution for 2020!!
Paul Francis Breau
Granite Falls NC
I saw an old article in QST about your station so I thought I'd pay you a visit.
Keep on pounding.
JUANA DIAZ PR
Ed or Eddy
HB9ASD ex KZ5EHN novice in 1963
Thought I'ld search for my Canal Zone calls and ran into our 1963 QSO either
with the Heathkit DX40 lent by KZ5MQ or my DX60 and HR10 that I sold in Germany as DJ0WH.73
Geoffrey E. Haines
Had several QST articles, starting with the Forty-niner back in March, 2016...
it was how to add an LCD display and VFO to a $10 QRP kit. It was also to encourage
young people to become hams with a capable HF xcvr for under $50. I enjoy QRP and CW
and try to promote it wherever I can.
Hey John Hope you are well.
Darlington UK birthplace of the railway
Excellent site for promoting CW and QRP I am a fists member 16525 GQRP 14288
chairman of the Hambleton amateur radio society based in Northallerton UK
Thank you for your very informative website, and the invite to join NAQCC I am older
and relearning cw. 73
Silvis, IL EN41tl
"John, I know you have heard this before but you are an inspiration. You are the epitome
of a QRP CW operator. Thank you for all you have done for the hobby. I love QRP CW and
have decided that I too want to go 100% QRP. You have demonstrated that my KX3 and wire
antennas are all I need. Thank you again. Dave, NI9M Silvis, IL"
Melbourne Beach, FL
Great website. You have quite a “streak” going, keep it up. I too think CW is a great
mode and continually try to increase my skills both copying and sending.
Roy L Owens
Currently working up the courage to get back to CW after 40 years+. Practicing copying
in my head. Getting there. Should pound my first CQ by mid september. NAQCC #10022.
Silver Creek, NY
Sanford, FL. 32771
I would love to learn Morse Code. I need to find an easier way then the
last courses I have purchaced. I need a plan of action
Phoenix, NY and Marana, AZ
I am in NY May-mid October, then home in Marana, AZ the rest. Thanks for continuing
to keep CW Alive. I wish people would stay with the standard qso format.
CW is the only way to keep distance from the CB'ers.
Hardy J. Pottinger
Nice looking website. Great QRP record!
"Hello (again) from sunny South Africa :-) Just 'checking in again' and your efforts /
results re QRP / CW operating are VERY encouraging. Well done! I MUST complete my QRP-Labs QCX
(30m)and become 'radio active' but not sure what result will be. Guess until I try I will never know!
Perhaps one day I will have the pleasure of having a qso contact with you but until then
remember to KEEPSMILING! 73 Nigel de ZS6RN ex G8DEV (l-o-n-g time ago)"
Good DX. 73
Loved hearing about your broadcasting career! Seems like you were on dairy farmer's hours, 7 days a week!
By all means, write your memoirs of this time of your life before it becomes too foggy!
I'm sure many would enjoy hearing of your exploits! VY 73 friend Lane de n8aft
Ellenwood, GA USA
Wells, ME (FN43ri)
Happy 25th Anniversary ! Not sure if it was you or Mike that took my call during the Bumble Bee, no matter you guys slowed to a crawl
and filled in the blanks of my feeble CW. 73/72
John - much impressed by your efforts to support CW and QRP. Thanks for all you do. Joe W3TTT
Finally caught up with your new web-site! I keep you in my favorites file so I only had the old one.
Hoped you were OK but got concerned enough to get in touch with Mike to find out. Sad to see Kittaning Park in such dis-repair!
Some new planks on those tables is in order as well as some fresh Rust-O-Leum on the shelter. Glad they are at least cutting the grass...
VY 72 /73 es congrats on 25yrs! de lane n8aft
Erin Springs, Oklahoma
You have a really great website! I am just getting started and my main goal is CW. Hopefully I will get better with practice.
Getting back into Amateur radio after many years. Always loved CW Nd want to get into QRP
Saint Charles, MO
Nice web page. Amateur radio is a great hobby. I received my novice (w9ifz) July 11, 1954 it was on my way to a First Class Commerical license
which paid my way through college and a BSEE. After 65 years I still enjoy the hobby. Majority of my contacts are QRP.
It is a toss up which is more important ones receiver or antenna. One should have the best receiver he can afford and a good resonant antenna.
I have worked the world with home brew equipment, many transmitters only one tube or couple of transistors. But I also have commercial equipment.
Looking forward to the upcoming ARRL 150 contest honoring Hiram Percy Maxim who did a lot for ham radio.
One can still read his words in the early QST which ARRL keeps on line. 73, hope to see you down the road perhaps
on 40 meters around 7030 or their abouts. Stan AK0B
Thanks for promoting Morse code. I received my novice ticket 10/15/57 and only operate QRP and CW.
I have Parkinson’s so my fist is not as good as it once was but I still can use a bug, sk, sidewinder or paddle.
I spent 30 years in the Air Force and 15 years teaching high school. I am now retired and spend my time doing what my wife tells me to. Haha. 73’s Bill
Am enjoying your website - I am retired and wanting to get back on the air after a respite of about 10 years.
I want to limit my operating to hand CW and am looking for nets or groups that remain committed to that mode -
not interested in communicating with a machine or listening to someones computer generated garb -
would be pleased to learn more about active hand CW groups or nets, on HF.
Haven't dropped in for a while, glad to see you are keeping active with the website, and of course on the air.
Thanks for both authoring and collecting valuable bits for the community! 73, Steve, KJ7NR FISTS #1530 NAQCC #4728
I've heard some hams say, “Life is too short for QRP.” The more likely case: It's their antenna that's too short. :-) 73, Jim
Hi John, Thanks for all your good work. Especially sharing daily life, adventures and operations.You are a source of inspiration for many people.
Cw and qrp. Don’t leave home without it ! Extra ear scratching for Roscoe. 72, Larry, Ns4q ..
San Antonio, Texas
John, Always enjoy reading your QRP adventures and hope you will continue to inspire us all to get on the air and try something different.
Hello John, Well I read your diary every single evening and have for over a year. My day is not complete unless I read what you are up to.
Your Web site has been an inspiration to me and many others over the years. I’m not far from Your town and sometimes visit relatives
in East Brady. Maybe next time over in Pa. I’ll stop by and meet you -‘with plenty of advance notice and confirmation, of course.
Take care of yourself and I wish you good health. Dennis wb8wtu
Greenville, NC 28560
I now live with my wife in a retirement village so space and cost are factors.
KZ3IHave enjoyed your website the last couple years while operating QRP with an all band doublet antenna.
I have worked 151 countries and confirmed 122 QRP since I started operating again in 2016. Thanks for the stories and the encouragement. 73, Bill
Hello, been off the air and thinking that QRP could get me back on cw. What are active bands - where might I get low cost xmitter /
antenna / keyer please? i dont have the steady to build a kit anymore. Thanks and salute to our father silent key W0BWR frank
James (Doc) Kennedy
Ledgewood, NJ 07852 (FN20qv)
So glad to have found your site. I have been licensed for over 58 years. For the last forty years I have been busy working.
I retired a few years ago and moved into a condo. Have rekindled my love for ham radio and particularly CW (was a radioman in US Coast Guard)
and QRP due living in an antenna restricted community. Your site has provided me with a lot of info and it is invaluable.
Thanks again for a great web site. 72/73, Doc
clarks hill indiana
nice website john. Hope to hear you on the bands. I am using a simple dipole and a long wire for station antennas.
lots of guys who run 1kw always act like they cant hear you until a contest and then ohhhhh yea ur 5x9 here.
I told a group of hams i was running 3 watts and they couldnt believe the signal was from a 3 watt output while they were
running 1kw, 500 and alot 100 watts. been running qrp since the early 80s. 73s and God Bless. David Todd ka9koj
3/14/2019James H Vickers
Just stopping by to see some ideas for simple antennas. I am currently a tech but will soon test for my general ticket
and will need a simple wire antenna for phone and cw on 80 to 10 possibly 160. 73!
Great fun qso John and swell stuff on your site a pleasure to meet you. I hope to qso again soon CUL 73s Bob Kb2bsf
Amazing Accomplishment! You are an inspiration to us all... de Tom KG4WPD NAQCC #6712 73
Enjoy reading your diary! Hope to QSO some day!
I'm getting back into qrp after a few years of poor health when I didn't want to spend too much time on the radio...
have bought an Elecraft KX3 and use it with my ground mounted vertical and am having a blast trying to see what I can work...
Spero P. Shute
Excellent website. What a great source of information all in one place. Thank you for taking the time to make it available to us hams.
Thanks for this great Web Site 73 John KB0HAZ
Grand Canyon Village,AZ
Great site for those of us returning to CW