Greetings and salutations from Peanut 398, here in the middle of Indiana. Tonight I will be sprinting with my K2 at 5w into the magic attic dipole. I have been on 7062 for the last hour or so, just checking out band conditions, I have decided to just run on 40m tonight, although the contest is open to 20, 40, 80m.
I did work KC4WZB Joel from down in northern Georgia, he was at his mountain cabin and making a few QSO's. Joel and I exchanged 599's and he told me he was on the FT 991 today pushing RF to a G5RV up about 40 feet.
I learned that Joel is a big time SOTA activator, and says that is one of his favorite ham radio things to do. Joel is Mountain Goat #3 and is a member of the W4G Georgia SOTA Association. Joel also authors a BLOG that you can read by browsing to http://www.kc4wzb.com
Great fist, armchair copy, if you hear KC4WZB on the air you will want to get him in your log!
Right after that QSO I was called by none other than Bill WA4FAT, Bill and I have QSO'd a couple times in the last few years, he's down in Alabama. Makes me feel good that my Dixie Pipeline seems to be open on 40m today. That'll come in handy for the Peanut Power Sprint. We traded 599's and exchanged QSO info. I let him know about the sprint coming up tonight, the more the merrier.
Bill enjoys SKCC contacts as well, and is SKCC 11062S and that "S" means he's worked literally thousands of SKCC contacts. Great fist too, if you hear WA4FAT, get him in your logs! Bill also likes to design web sites for fellow hams, and you can check out his work at http://wa4fat.com - check him out!
One hour to sprint time...might as well eat dinner now.
Best 73 de KB9BVN