April 21, 2017
Illowa claims 3 top finishes in the Special NAQCC Sprint
Wow! The Illowa chapter showed up in a big way in the recent special 150th NAQCC sprint. In the Straight Key category, Dave KD9VT took top spot with a whopping 6760 points. Way to go Dave! In the Keyer/Keyboard category, our own Bob W9PZ took first place with 2254 points-- good work Bob! And in the Gain Antenna Keyer/Keyboard category, Peter NN9K took first place by nearly doubling the nearest competitor with his 3844 points. Good job guys!
April 9, 2017
Special NAQCC Sprint This Tuesday Nite
See the announcement below on this page, dated March 21st. From the original notice, here are the pertinent details:
Hope to work all of you! And here's hoping conditions improve a little in the next 48 hours.
SPRINT SCORE RUMORS
NN9K: Class: Gain/Keyer--65 Qs--32 Mults--Bonus--x1--TOTAL POINTS: 4,096
KD9VT: Class: SWA/Straight Key--65 Qs--26 Mults--Bonus--x2--TOTAL POINTS: 6,760
W9PZ: Class: SWA/Keyer--50 Qs--23 Mults--Bonus--x1--TOTAL POINTS: 2,254
March 30, 2017
K3WWP's Columns on QRP
John, K3WWP, is a legend in the world of QRP (and NAQCC member #2-- one of our founders). And though he no longer writes them, he has written a number of columns for the FISTS newsletter, and copies can be found on his personal website. In those columns, John shares lots of good information about QRP equipment and operation-- definitely worth reading. In fact, his entire website is a treasure trove for those interested in QRP and CW. Happy reading!
March 27, 2017
The Power of QRP
This is a map of my [K0NIA] QRP signal being picked up on the Reverse Beacon Network during a recent sprint. I was using 5 watts of power. Each green dot represents a beacon that picked up my signal. I was using a jr G5RV @ 35' during this sprint. Click on the map for a closer look.
March 21, 2017
Special NAQCC Sprint Announced
The following announcement was sent by email today:
Hope to work all of you in this next sprint!
March 20, 2017
Four members of Illowa Chapter place in March Sprint
Four members of the Illowa chapter participated in the March 2017 NAQCC sprint. In the Keyer/Keyboard category, Peter NN9k placed 1st and Bob W9PZ placed 3rd in the W9 division. In the Straight Key category, Dave KD9VT won the W9 division and Mark K0NIA placed 1st in the W0 division.
March 20, 2017
Sasquatch Stomp coming, March 31
North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC) is located in the Quad Cities, along the Illinois/Iowa border and the Mississippi River. The purpose of our group is to promote amateur radio using QRP (low power) and CW.
Pictured above, Dave KD9VT and Peter NN9K enjoy sunshine and CW in Crow Creek Park, in Bettendorf, IA.