It was different this year being at Murphy's Point Provincial Park instead of at Rideau River. Some of the campsites left a lot to be desired, and yet others were large and very usable. Also, these sites were not as private as at Rideau River, but hopefully we will be able to go back to Rideau River next year after they fix the flood damage.
We had about 14 camping, 6 from Kingston, 6 from Ottawa, and 2 from Montreal. Many others dropped in for the day on Saturday and stayed for the Pizza supper that night. It was great sitting around after the supper talking to everyone, in fact the last guy left the campsite at around midnight, so a good time was had by one and all.
Lots of different radios and antennas to see and talk about this year, most of us have come away from it with a few ideas for winter projects.
Bob VA3QV was supposed to come for the Saturday, but was a no-show.....I will talk sternly to him over this issue later. It was great to see Martin, VA3SIE, and his XYL for the first time in about 6 years.......he had the Polar Bear QRP Club flag flying proudly over his site all weekend.
Due to the lousy propagation not many QSO's were made, however, Eric VA3AMX won the Annual DX Contest with a QRP CW QSO with a Brazilian station.
363 days to go till the next Chillycon!!
|Jim VE3ULC operating his portable Digital gobox.|
|The camp Kitchen.|
|Somebody has to guard the Scotch and Rum!!!|