Guestbook Entries - 2021
"Hi John; Great to work you on 40 Monday afternoon your 10k celebration QSO's.
Thanks for years of inspiration and always a good read on yer diary.
I find myself working at 5 watts and less more often lately than ever! VY 72 / 73 Lane de n8aft . ."
Midland , Pa
KD3CA"Hello John Many thanks for the contacts and chats. You were my inspiration to do QRP,
Been at it now for 12 years, a challenge, but fun. What you have done with QRP is fantastic.
All the best, Take care. Don"
I was one of your 10K celebration day QSOs....congrats on reaching that plateau!
Enjoyed the contact after some years of following your streak progress!
Milford Center, OH
"Hadn't checked your webpage in a long time. I'm happy to see your streak is still going.
You have been an inspiration to me as much as my elmer helped me when I was first licensed in 1974.
Keep up the great work. Ron NX8Y"
"Congratulations John on 10,000! Curt K2CWM / WA2JSG"
"John-K3WWP You have been a true inspiration to me. I have followed your QSO steak for many years and
it has helped me stay motivate to learn Morse code. I know you will make your 10,000 QSO goal and
many more after. Take care my friend! Mark-N0MRK"
Getting back into Ham Radio after 30 or so years off. My call was KA3DFK I got the vanity call in August K3CWE
"Hi John, Wonderful site and information! I hope to emulate it! You will be hearing from me. Best regards
I enjoy QRP and run CW about 90% of the time. I always try to encourage
operators to take the time to learn CW, it's a great mode and offers a great
deal of personal satisfaction. TNX, Bob
K3WWP I just enjoyed our 1st QSO on 40 M, John. It was a pleasure. I got into
radio late in life and I am 53 now. Born in '68... when you became an Extra!!!
Not long after I got my license I discovered that CW had a special power compared
to SSB so I put in the effort to learn it and I guess I will be trying to improve
every day henceforth. Hope to work you again soon. 73, Jay KY9I
Just joined naqcc (10832).... Have been inactive for over 35 years....Renewed
license in May 2018.... Looking forward to to the qrp group....Also a member of
FISTS (18693) and skcc (20710C)
GM John! Hope you are doing well. Heard you on the bands the other day and thought
I'd check out your web page (and sign your guestbook). I have been inactive for
the past 15 yrs or so while living in UT and CO, but now that I'm retired and moved
back to NC, I'm getting back into CW. I was very happy last month when my first
contact was during a NAQCC mW Sprint! I thought that was very appropriate for
someone who has always been 100% CW, 100% QRP (and QRPp). Hope to hear you again
soon and be able to have a chat! 73, Kevin KI4DEF
Good read thanks. I hope to be on line soon QRP, homebrew. 73
Adelanto, CA, USA
NAQCC ID 9062. Still trying to get online with CW. At the moment, I’m still
operating FM only using a BF-F8HP HT, but I’ll be pounding out CW as soon as I
can get my hands on a suitable transceiver.
Pumpkin Center Heights
Hi, I'm fairly new at the radio thing, and need to get proficient with CW. 73
Looked you up on QRZ.com John, after hearing your QRP signal from your attic
antenna on 30m long path, then followed the link to this fascinating site, what
a wealth of information and a great inspiration for many old and new Hams. I often
seek out US QRP stations on 40m and 30m long path, most don't realise they can
be heard Down Under and have to get me to repeat my callsign before they believe
it! The long path is very reliable, but not many CW operators in VK6 to take
advantage of it. I can make stateside contacts most days, an hour or two after
my sunrise, late afternoon/early evening US time. GL and 73, Phil VK6GX.
I work qrp portable from my car usually in the parking lot at work. You and my
dad were instrumental in my going qrp. I don’t make a contact each day but have been
getting more contacts using my cootie key with my Xiegu G90,at 5 watts. Look
forward to your 10,000 days in a row
Joseph P. Phaturos
This is one of the best sites for QRP CW operation, tips and news. A very
motivational site for CW. Thanks John for keeping this site interesting. 73's to all
Hi John, Stumbled upon your web site and read about your amazing experiences with
ham radio. I'm a new ham only about 6 months under my belt, obtaining my General
in January 2021. Just started researching and delving into CW. Unfortunately,
began late in life into this fascinating hobby. Do have background in electronics
and computers so at least that has helped tremendously and the fact that I've
always liked learning and reading technical things. Appreciate you sharing your
experience online with everyone. This really helps us new hams. Thanks again. 73
John M. KC3QHW
Myrtle Beach SC
John, Just wanted you to know that I enjoy your diary and have been reading it
daily for many years. I think along with the amateur radio that the train
stories, weather statistics, stories about trips around the area, walking the
neighbor's dog, and your activities with Mike (and his writing in the diary)
are all very interesting and I appreciate your continuing with the diary.
Keep up the good work and take care!
Hi John; Always great to read your diary every morning! VY 72/73 Lane n8aft
Happy New Year John. May 2021 bring you good health, good luck and a continued long streak.
Thankyou for letting me browse your site. I just joined NAQCC today. I'm fascinated with the idea
of making dx contacts all over the world using 5 watts or less and communicating with others using cw.
73's John KC7MRY