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NAQCC #7012 SKCC #3615 FISTS #17702 ARRL NEQRP #804 Contoocook Valley Radio Club

Inspired by John, K3WWP, I recently set a goal to have at least one QRP CW QSO every day during 2015.  I accomplished that goal and was able to continue until mid-July 2016 when a family emergency required me to make a 24-hour non-stop drive home to New Hampshire.  This "streak" of daily QSOs ran from December 28, 2014, through July 16, 2016, for a total of 567 days.  QRP works! Please take a look at this promotional video for the North American QRP CW Club.  Life membership is free!

Former callsigns:

  • KA1WYD - Novice call issued on December 24, 1990
  • N1JHN - Technician call issued in 1991

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos below.  Captions are below each picture.

73 de N1JI

Enjoying my birthday on August 13, 2015, while operating at W1AW with my daughter.

My 16-month-old son is thrilled to have climbed into the operating position when Daddy wasn't looking

My Family - Front row (left to right): My XYL, my mother, and my daughter.  Back row (left to right): My father (K1FLI), my eldest son, my middle son, me, and my youngest son (named after K1FLI)

I enjoying playing bass guitar and upright bass in a variety of groups.  Visit http://jockirvine.com to see a list of my upcoming performances.

My Novice station, circa 1991.  Johnson Viking Ranger II transmitter with a National NC-303 reciever.

My current shack is in the corner of our second-floor bedroom - The transceiver is an Elecraft KX3 with a PX3 panadapter.  The Icom ID-880H that I won on Ham Nation is used for VHF/UHF/D-Star contacts.  Bencher paddles and a Nye straight key round out the setup.  My antenna is pictured below.

This is the N1JI antenna farm; An 88-foot doublet squeezed onto my 100x35 foot city lot.  UPDATE: As of October 25, 2015, the doublet is 163 feet long.  I added 37.5 feet to each end that bends and snakes down through the trees to about 6 ft. off the ground.

A late October view from the shack window.

My mobile rig is currently aN IC-7100 transceiver and the antenna is a Hustler mast on a ball-mount with resonators for each band used.

These are the paddles I use for QRP portable operations.  I made them out of a small block of wood and three paper clips.  They're not nearly as good as my Bencher paddles, but they get the job done and they didn't cost me anything to make.

Free counters!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N1JI
Latest Contacts for N1JI at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
W2JLD 2016-10-14 2m FM FN13ED84 United States John L Derycke
YU4DX 2016-05-21 30m CW KN03ar Serbia Branko MAX MANU ZION Ilic
VE9NF 2016-05-07 40m CW FN04JM76 Canada Josh N Smallwood
AA4MB 2016-02-14 40m CW EM55CC63 United States MATT BURGESS
6Y2T 2015-02-23 15M CW FK18hc Jamaica Yuri Onipko
N8ZYA 2015-02-18 40M CW EM98ei United States John
K3SEW 2015-02-17 40M CW FN11db United States Ron
C6AUM 2015-02-16 30M CW FL06qm Bahamas Mike Cotton
AB9CA 2015-02-16 20M CW EM60co United States Charles D Hottell
PI4CC 2015-02-15 40M CW JO21bx Netherlands Contest Club CONTEST CLUB
HG7T 2015-02-15 40M RTTY KN07vn Hungary Érd Városi Rádióklub SE
P49X 2015-02-15 40M RTTY FK52al Aruba Ed Muns
N3QE 2015-02-15 80M RTTY FM19ka United States Timothy D Shoppa
K3UA 2015-02-15 80M RTTY EN90vm United States PHILLIP I KOCH
WQ2N 2015-02-15 80M RTTY FN20tu United States Paul S Whitman

Book Totals: 747 qso's   140 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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