Flight of the Bumblebees
I operated in a hay field across the road from my house.
I was on the air for about 45 minutes and made 8 QSOs.
The station was simple... an MTR4 with a Packtenna end-fed half-wave
set up as a horizontal, up about 30 feet and fed with RG-174. I used
an 18650 battery at 5V with a step-up dongle to 10V. I was running
about 3 watts.
I started out on 20 meters. The band was poor with a lot of QSB. I
worked 6 stations.
Then I connected the 40 meter extension to the antenna and switched
40 meters. I worked 2 more stations.
There wasn't a lot of activity, but I really had a nice time. This
is an event I have operated
for many years. And it's one I'll continue to operate.
Thanks for the Qs guys. See you next year.
73 Jim W1PID