Welcome to the FPqrp Club
RUN for the BACON
Autolog for July - 2024

Your Call:

NQ2W, Will, 5W     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=13 total=611
I called and called on 15...nuttin...but much later I saw Wayne, WA7JUW, post on QRPSPOTS on 15m...QSY'd and logged him. Tnx Wayne. 20 and 40 were good. 80 was definitely useable but underutilized...got Tom, KA2KGP, and Andy, W4NLT on 80 with good sigs...2-bander with Andy. Logged one station who is an FP but he wouldn't give me his #...counted as a non-member. Logged K3EMS, Joe, who thought he was giving his FP # but wasn't...counted him as a member. If that's wrong, I wll re-enter. In any case, that was fun...oh, I listened for John, AL7JK, on 20m after I saw his QRPSPOTS posting but I couldn't hear him...hoping for next time. The QRPSPOTS page is sure valuable...Thanks for the QSOs and 72 oo Will, NQ2W

KA2KGP, Tom, 5w     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=10 total=480
Lot's of Grunts & Squeals on 40m. but only 1 piggy (Will-NQ2W) on 80m. from here in the WNY barnyard. My pig-catcher was the IC-7000 at 5w. w/ a G5RV up 25 ft. & an old WWII German Junkers straight key to round-up Hogs & Sows. CU next RFTB & roll in the mud to keep cool this summer!

W4NLT, Andy,      fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=6 spc=11 total=429
Only heard KG5OWB on 20M. Band was long with a POTA in UT. Rest of the action on 40M with many of the QRP faithful. Was good to work the two newest piggies - W7IY and W2TEF. Welcome aboard! TNX for the QSOs guys-it was fun. 72 Andy OINK OINK

AA2YO, Gene, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=8 spc=9 total=315
Tried higher bands for a few minutes but no stations heard so settled in to 40 meters for the rest of the period. 40 meters was relatively short. Thanks to piggies KA2KGP, W2TEF, NQ2W, W4NLT, K3EMS, W7IY, K3JZD, N4KPT and K4PQC. Lots of POTA stations on early and SST stations later so I worked a few. Heard Mark in IL but never worked him. Really had to struggle to hear K3JZD but so thanks for hanging in there.

W2TEF, Todd, 5w     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=9 spc=10 total=270
First timer: new number minutes before the RFTB. QMX + EFHW at KFF-5883. Thanks for calls AA2YO, W4NLT, KA2KGP, K3JZD, K1SWL(!!!), W8IY. My first rig was a SW-40+ in about 1998. TU ES 72 DE Todd W2TEF FP#-4949

WB9HFK, Mark, 5W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=8 total=264
I spent about 90 minutes on 40M this time out. Thanks for the Q's and see everyone next time! 72, Mark WB9HFK oo

w7iy, Stu, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=7 total=189
My first Run for the BACON event. Thanks for the warm welcome! I was surprised at the activity. My rig was a KX3 connected to a ZS6BKW at 30 feet. Radio set up on my back porch. All the Q's were on 40 with good propagation. Didn't hear any piggies on 20M. Thanks to Jim, W0EB, for such a quick response to my request for a FP#. Apparently I wasn't the only person to get a new number. I worked W2TEF with my FP number + 1! 72 oo W7IY

w4kac, Ken, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=7 total=175
Only had an hour, but it was a good hour. Lots of fun! Thanks Piggies! KB9BVN-IN, KG5OWB-TX, KW4NJA-GA, WB9HFK-IL, AC4ZY-5W-TN, NQ2W-NY, W4NLT-VA, KA2KGP-NY, W7IY-VA

KG5OWB, Terry, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=7 total=154
At the local park with the KX3 and a random wire. Prop was good but had to QRT after 45 minutes due to lightening. FP QSOs with WD9E, N2TNN, W4KAC, W4NLT, NQ2W, N3EMS and N3AZB. One non-FP QSO with AC4ZY. Lots of fun! Tnx all!

WD9EGW, Chuck, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
I spent most of my time on 20, a quick run on 40, then back to 20. Thanks to KG5OWB, N2TNN, NQ2W, WB9HFK, KA2KGP, AND N3AZB for the QSOs. N2QW had a great signal into IL. Looking forward to the next FP event. 72, Chuck

KB9BVN, Brian, 5     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=6 total=78

k3jzd, Jody Nelis, 5     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=72
Tried 20m, but no piggies to be found. Found a few piggies on 40m, mostly clustered in VA & NJ. My regular 40m dipole is down for a construction project - used a base loaded 48" whip on an Elecraft KH1 from my back yard. 72, Jody - K3JZD

K3EMS, Joe, 5 w     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=4 total=64
Well this is quite embarrassing. First my new mini paddles developed a mind of their own and then I realized I was using a number from another group. My FP number is 2664 not 616. Arrrghh!!! So I guess none of my QSO's count. The above notwithstanding the bands were in pretty good shape, the QCX's I recently finished worked well and there seemed to be a lot of activity. Till next time- apologies and 72, OO

KW4NJA, Scott, 5w     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
My very first run for the bacon. Spent most of my time running on 20m. S&P for a bit with 1 QSO (WB9HFK). I'll be back again...lots of fun. WB9HFK-IL, N2TNN-VA, W4KAC-NC

N3AZB, Dennis, 5 watts     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Spent the whole 2 hours on 20 meters. Only worked 3 Piggies. Terry,KG5OWB-TX Izzy, KT4WA-FL WD9EGW-IL

K9NUD, Steve Thom, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Got in late, not a lot of piggies snorting around. Thankful for the two oinkers, N2QW on 20 and WB9HFK on 40. KX3 @ 5W to an 80M EFHW up 40' using a cootie and paddles.

N2QFD, Malachi, 4     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Not a member but found AA2YO and KA2KGP calling CQ FP while I was looking for SST callers! Thanks for making it easy as a non-member to pass along a few points. Best 73

K9QEW, Daryl, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3