On QSL Cards and My Elmers

I haven’t collected many QSL cards in my lifetime; shockingly few, as a matter of fact.  The reasons are several, but I won’t delve into them here.  I’m not even sure where the cards that I received under my UK callsign of G4IFA are – probably back in England somewhere. Perhaps my brothers saved them […]

On QSL Cards

I knew when I became active on the air again a couple of months ago that I would have to deal with the question of QSL cards sooner or later.  I’m currently unemployed and am watching all my expenses closely. Even so, it seems against the spirit of amateur radio not to reply to QSL […]

The NAQCC Sprint From Vollmer Peak

Vollmer Peak has become my favorite local high spot from which to operate. Now it’s not quite Pike’s Peak, the peak in the eastern Rockies from which famous QRP’er Steve WG0AT operates. Pike’s Peak is approximately 14,000 feet above sea level. Vollmer Peak is a more modest 1900 feet above sea level. However, it is […]