2nd January 2013
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It seems every day now another Flying Pigs QRP member is announcing the arrival of his ‘Flying Pig Rig’ on the FP reflector. The concept for the kit is to provide members ‘no-brainer’ high quality 5W CW transceivers - all running on the exact same frequency - 7030.7. Seems like a great way to foster increased interaction between members. As I said, ‘no brainer’ - no variables, no searching involved. Just flip it on and start calling. No doubt at some point I’ll add this kit to my arsenal during the year.
22nd December 2012
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For QRP Flying Pigs members - find this little glass piggie at your local Pier 1 Imports for $3.
20th May 2012
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Flying Pigs QRP Club, Internationalis proud to announce
Run For The Bacon
Every third Sunday night of every month at 9 PM Local time in New York City (Eastern Time)
This contest runs for two (2) hours until 11 PM local time in New York City
RULES: Work CW stations only, once per band on 160-80-40-20-15-10 only
Suggest you work the high freq bands first. Then work your way down to 80 and 160 Exchange: RST, SPC (State/Province/Country), FP# (non-members send power) QSO Points: Member = 3 points, DX members = 5 points, non member = 1 point SPC Multipliers: State/Province/Country total for all bands.
The same SPC may be worked on multiple bands for SPC credit. Fifty (50) members worked Multiplier: Work 50 or more piggies = X 2 multiplier
The same piggie may be worked on multiple bands for credit toward this multiplier. Power: QRP only ( qrp defined as 5 watts or less RF transmitter output) Final Score: (Total QSO points) * (total SPC) * 2 (if 50 or more members worked) Suggested Frequencies CW: 1812, 3562, 7044, 14062, 21062, 27185, 28062
***SPECIAL NOTE *** also check out 7104 KHz +/- an experimental new piggie frequency