CWT from the Garden
I set up the tiny MTR-3B in the yard this afternoon and worked the
sprint with a little more than three watts. I operated for 15
made 7 QSOs.
It was a perfect July day... sunny and 74F. I put up a half wave
40 meters using the QRPGuys matchbox. I made two throws with the
water bottle and set up an inverted L. The wire went up 25 feet into
maple tree and over 40 feet into a linden tree.
I sat on the grass with the little MTR set for 40 meters. It was
8 AA batteries. Signals were strong and it was easy making contacts.
Here's my log:
24 Jul-19 1912 7 K3WW CW 599 599 Chas
24 Jul-19 1914 7 AA3B CW 599 599 Bud
24 Jul-19 1915 7 K4GMH CW 599 599 Mike
24 Jul-19 1918 7 N8BJQ CW 599 599 Steve
24 Jul-19 1923 7 W8CAR CW 599 599 Dan
24 Jul-19 1927 7 N3JT CW 599 599
24 Jul-19 1928 7 K2WK CW 599 599
This morning I spent a couple of hours mowing the lawn. So the
break was welcomed. I could smell a patch of bee balm nearby.
And the garden full of heliopsis was not far away.
It's always fun to operate outdoors. Somehow it enhances the magic
a peanut whistle QSO.