Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Chillycon 2013

Bob VA3QV on his way to Chillycon!
This weekend is the annual Chillycon QRP gathering at Rideau River Provincial Park, just across the river from Kemptville.

Several of the hams from the Kingston area are planning on making the trek up there this coming Friday for the weekend.  This will be our fourth year attending this great event. 

Sponsored by the Ottawa Valley QRP Society, this is "the" place for QRPers to gather before the winter hits.

Many of the guys come for the weekend, gathering at one of the camping loops at the east end of the park, and many others just coming in to join us for the Saturday.

It's very interesting to make the rounds of the various campsites during the day and chat about the different radios and portable antenna systems people have on see something, and learn something new every year. 

Saturday night is the annual Pizzafest and campfire gathering - where lies and tall DX tales are swopped.  Stay tuned for this years report and pictures after this weekend.


  1. See you later on Saturday for pizza. Was that shot of Bob VA3QV from a previous exercise? He looks a bit younger in that picture.

    Bob VE3MPG

    1. Bob looks magnificent in that was taken at last years Chillycon, as he arrived at the camp. It's my favourite shot at far ;-)

      Looking forward to seeing you Bob!