Sunday, February 24, 2008

Feb 2008 Polar Bear Madness

After a 12" snowfall the day before, I elected to throw my multiband dipole up in some of my backyard trees and operate the Polar Bear event from the comfort of my picnic table. Although the temperature was in the high 20's and we had some very light snow flurries, I was very comfortable and warm. This was also another opportunity to "practice my video filming techniques", hopefully with lessons learned from the previous video efforts! Another goal was to try to work Steve, N0TU who was going up to Mt Herman near Monument CO with his packgoats and to use the Polar Bear Club callsign, W3PBC. Here's a video from my backyard "On the Ice Shelf" production:

So it was a lot of fun, I made a number of great contacts including Ken, WA8REI, whose "fist" is sounding as good as ever, and I did make contact with Steve, W3PBC/N0TU. That was real fun as his signal was loud and a good copy. With all the new snow, the backyard "ice shelf" was a great operating location. Hope to work you on my next winter outing sometime in March.

You can get more information about the Polar Bear QRP Club at: http://www.polarbearqrp.org/

Thanks for the contacts,

Guy, N7UN/2, Polar Bear #15, aka "RainMan"

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