Had a good contact tonight on 40 CW with Joe, N1NUH, in Middlebury, CT. Joe sends CW very well — it was easy to copy him. We chatted on CW from around 0208Z to 0240Z 6/22/17. Signals were strong and solid all the way.
I was using my old S&S Engineering ARK-4 QRP CW transceiver running 5 watts into my OCF dipole. The ARK4 has a built-in keyer; I plugged in a paddle and was trying to use it. I’m very rusty with the paddle; will try using it more and more to develop some proficiency with it. Here’s the ARK-4.
Around 8:42 PM EDST, May 30, I had an enjoyable contact with AC4FZ,Wally, in Lillington NC. Signal strength was good on both ends; we exchanged RST 559. Thanks for the QSO, Wally; I’ll send a QSL card.
On my end I was using my old S&S Engineering ARK-4 40-meter QRP CW rig with 5 watts out. Key was the American Morse KK-1B, which I built from a kit.