Saturday, November 15, 2014

Welcome to Freestate QRP

Freestate QRP is a new group for Kansas radio amateurs and others who have an interest in QRP (low power communication) and homebrewing (homemade) radio circuits. I am the first member, KE0BFF, and I live in Lawrence, KS.

According to FCC Part 97.5 (2) : A club station license grant.

A club station license grant may be held only by the person who is the license trustee designated by an
officer of the club. The trustee must be a person who holds an operator/primary station license grant.
The club must be composed of at least four persons and must have a name, a document of organization,
management, and a primary purpose devoted to amateur service activities consistent with this part.

If you are a licensed amateur radio operator living in Kansas and would like to become a part of Freestate QRP, please contact me by addressing an email to my call sign at qsl dot net. With the ability to eventually become an FCC licensed club, there are plenty of opportunities for you to contribute and participate.

If you are not a licensed amateur radio operator, but have an interest in building circuits or would like to learn more about homebrew RF and QRP. I invite you to email me as well and follow this group.

I imagine Freestate QRP as being a way for us to come together online, on the air and in person and learn from each other. I hope that we can inspire each other by group projects and teaching each other about different modes of operation.

Whether you are are an expert or a beginner, you are welcome in Freestate QRP. Let's learn to communicate using CW (morse code). Even the technician class licensees (which I am) have CW privileges in the HF bands. How about SSTV, PSK31, RTTY & even hellschreiber?

Do you use a boat anchor or an SDR? Are you a new ham like me or do you consider yourself an elmer? All are welcome here.

Please get in touch with me via email. My call sign (see first paragraph) at qsl dot net. Let's get together on the air and get this group growing.

In the meantime I will be adding content to this blog to get people excited about this group.

No matter what your age, status, gender, political or religious beliefs, or any other issue that may make you feel unwelcome somewhere, they do not matter here. It's all about radio!

73 (or 72 for those who need a bit less),