Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stumbled upon a County Hunter Extraordinaire...

I had a bit of time today so I snuck away to the my local portable location near my office.  20 meters was pretty quite - heard a few QSO's underway but nobody calling CQ.  I called CQ for about 10 minutes with no takers.

Started tuning around and I heard someone calling CQ CHN  - but mostly he was calling QRZ and working station after station.  He was sending to fast for me so one time when he called QRZ I simply sent QRS (slow down) and what do you know he repeated his call slower!

It was K3IMC.  He was portable in Big Horn, WY.  After a quick search on QRZ I found that he is a big county hunter and has transmitted from over 2,000 of the 3,000+ counties in the USA.  He has actually worked every county TWICE!  Pretty interesting.  It was nice of him to slow down so that I could work him.  He was a 589 here and he gave me a 339 I think.

That was the only contact for today, but it sure was fun!

Tomorrow I take my oldest to Kansas City so that he can go with his old Boy Scout troop to summer camp.  Since we just moved to Wichita in May we have not found another troop, and this camp was already paid for.  I will be spending a few days there next week and will be taking my KX3 for a little Scout Camp Portable!  I will probably even work up a special QSL just for the contacts I make there.

Stay tuned for more information on that trip!

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