Last Saturday we held the monthly meeting of the North Georgia QRP Club via Zoom. We had around 25 people show up. Mostly members, but also a couple guests including Hans Summers from QRPLabs checking in from Turkey. He gave a brief history of the QCX transceiver. and informed us that they are only a couple hundred short of having sold 10,000 kits. He also spoke a little about the multi mode, all HF band QSX that is in development. We also heard from some of out local members, and got to see some pictures of their shack, and work bench. Except for a couple little glitches, from not being familiar with the software every thing went quitae well. Now waiting for the next meeting.
NO this is not the FBI's Most wanted List, or is it?
Last evening I got to attend another meeting. This one would be a little frather drive from Atlana than the NOGA meeting. This was with the homebrew group from the Peal Amateur Radio Club located in the Greater Toronto area. I usually only get together with some of them at FDIM, so this is a plus for me.
This meeting used a different software package, but also worked quite well. Except for also being the first time most of have used it. We had 17 people in the meeting including several that joined in via cell phone. As with the NOGA meeting there was a guest calling in. He was Rex Harper from QRP ME, and he spoke about the 'Buildithon' project that has been scheduled at FDIM this year. He is still working on the kits, and is planning on having a virtual Buildithon. Also heard about the progress being made on the Direct Conversion Receiver, which is to be the club 'Buildithon' this year.
Possibly the RCMP most wanted list ?
With the aid of the video conferencing software we are still able to get together with our friends. Of course most of us have more time to get on the air, work on projects, or start on the list of things the Wife has been wanting done 'forever'.
My last comment on the matter is something a friend said in one of his e-mails. " I feel like a teenager again, gas is cheap, and I'm GROUNDED"