By Mike Boatright, KO4WX
|Who said we couldn't top the fun we had at the Atlanta HamFest? Wow! Georgeous day! Great turnout! Great Contest! The first annual NOGA QRP Club Run for the Kudzu was a SUCCESS! A great big round of "THANKS!" go out to Pickett, AD4S, our host for the event.|
|The day marked an important milestone for NOGA QRP. The final
pre-production prototype of the new NoGaPiG ("North Georiga Power
Indicator/Guard") was on display. The formal announcement of the NOGAPiG is in this
quarter's issue of the QRP ARCI QRP Quarterly. The NoGaPiG is a simple, but very
effective QRP accessory which provides overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection, low
voltage indication, and revers voltage protection. It even includes bonus space on the PC
board to install a TICK/EL keyer plus a Hiss Filter!
The NoGaPiG represents the NOGA QRP Club's first mainstream, production effort. The boards are being professionally manufactured by FAR Circuits, and availability of the kit will be announced soon!
|Sam, AE4GX, made a valiant attempt to win "Most Unusual Antenna," by loading up the flagpole. He even worked California on 15M! But his effort was defeated by Phil, K4QPC, with his "Bamboo Curtain." Sam did win three categories (first contact, first out of state contact and most SSB contacts). Congratulations to both!|
It was a super turnout, including our newest member, Randy, KF4UMT!
Thanks for making this a great meeting. Hope to see you before the next meeting in Dec. Please try the 2 mtr and 80 nets on Tuesday nights check the web page for details.