March 13, 2010 - ARCI GRID SPRINT!

It's Getting WARM Out Here!

It was a Beautiful day at Tom Bass Park III on the northern side of Pearland, Texas. The only problem that we only had THREE MosQRPitos in attendance! Ed N5EM and Andy W5ACM showed up late, but Fred WA5BUC had the site staked out and a wire in the air for 20M ops.

Ed and Andy get things cranked up! Ed is on 20M and Andy is on 15. Conditions are good on 20M, but too good on 15M. Andy is hearing a lot of DX but only a few ARCI GRID SPRINT stations. Was that a TA?

We had a number of FREE 12VDC, 28Ah batteries to pass around. Ed is using one for the event.

Andy is getting bored with the DX. N6DIT asks for a QSY to 10M, but CNDX are not quite up to that frequency. What is that THING coming out of Andy's head. Have the GRAYS assimilated Andy into the BORG??

Ed and Fred have lots of stuff!

Fred is getting serious using Ed's Yaesu FT-817. QSOs are happening!

Ed sheds the jacket. Things are heating up on 15M with Andy's FT-817!

Fred continues cranking with Ed's FT-817 on 20M.

Good Grief! The band (15M) is OPEN, but no one is on! Ed works one or two more of the dedicated types...

Back to normal, i.e. Ed is on Ed's FT-817 and Andy is on Andy's FT817. Andy has run out of stations to work on 15M and is simply posing for this photo. Thanks to Fred for the pix!

Don't miss our next HQRP activity - QRPTTF on April 24th!