Thursday, December 25, 2008

December 2008 Polar Bear QRP Event

Wow!! What a contrast to the October Polar Bear outing! Just about a 50-deg f. temperature swing! Just what Polar Bears like! This Saturday was two days after a sleet/ice storm in our area and the ice was everywhere, especially on my favorite antenna support structure, the BearFort Firetower.

You can get more information about the Polar Bears at the Yahoo Group: PolarBearsQrp_Ops. It seemed that 20m was pretty hot given the current solar conditions. Worked a number of Polar Bears on the west coast including K6BBQ and KE7LKW, a new Polar Bear in Wash. Hope to work you on our January 2009 outing!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

October 2008 Polar Bear "Season Opening" at the BearFort Firetower

Here's the latest video of a recent "Open Den" at my nearby antenna support structure for field QRP activities. Several local "polar bears" joined my on this not-so-winter day for some QRP fun in the sun.



Although the temperatures were in the mid-70's during the day, it was a great "first of the 2008-2009 Polar Bear QRP" events and got us all excited about our monthly Saturday QRP events during the winter time. I'm sure it will be colder/snower/windy than we want all too soon! You can get more information about the Polar Bears at the Yahoo Group: PolarBearsQrp_Ops. Hope to work you on one of these outings!