NJ Skeeter Hunt 2015

NJ Skeeter Hunt 2015

The Knightlites (WQ4RP) Skeeter team consisted of husband and wife team Bill, N2WG and Karen, WA4CR. Marty, W4MY and Paul, AA4XX filled out the team.

N2WG, W4MY, WA4CR

N2WG, W4MY, WA4CR

We operated from the deck of a camper alongside the Intracoastal Waterway near Surf City, NC.

Surf City ICW View

Weather conditions were beautiful, but band conditions were not so hot. We used Bill and Karen’s KX-3 for most of the Skeeter Hunt. Karen netted us 2 SSB Skeeters, after quite a few SSB CQ’s on 40, 20, and 15M.

WA4CR SSB

Karen, WA4CR

15M never opened up for us. While 40M gave us a handful of Q’s, our money band was 20M.

We all enjoyed the casual style of this contest, taking time out to eat pizza, socialize, and even to chase down my little dog Jack, who took advantage of an open gate late in the contest. Fast acting W4MY cornered Jack on the end of a pier, as Jack had no viable options left except to dive into the salt water!

Jack

K9JACK

During the closing moments of the Skeeter Hunt, we were privileged to receive a visit from fellow Skeeter Joe, W2KJ, who drove over from nearby Hampstead. It was great to finally meet Joe after many years of QRP CW QSO’s.

Thanks to W2LJ and the NJ QRP Club for hosting this fun event.

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