US-0063

Activated US-0063 Sequoia National Park today. Band conditions were not the best but I was able to work 41 stations.

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K-8325 Madera Side

Did a second POTA activation at K-8325 Millerton Lake State Recreation Area but this time I setup at the top of the boat ramp on the Madera side. This was a much better spot: open sky, repeater coverage, and cell service. These all made a big difference as I was able to communicate and spot… Continue reading K-8325 Madera Side

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23cm Beam

Added a run of LMR-600 and a 23cm beam to the roof. The antenna still needs some tweaking to get the SWR lower. I should be able to get back up to the roof in the next week to make some adjustments.

AH-705

Using my modified Buddistick Pro and the Icom AH-705 tuner I now have a portable 40m setup. Adding a 32 inch arm bellow the coil in addition to the two 12 inch arms that come with the antenna and replacing the standard whip with a long telescopic whip greatly improves the bandwidth and SWR on… Continue reading AH-705

Coax Switches

This has been on my project list for some time but I needed to wait until I had most of my switches and the coax jumpers needed. I wanted to mount my coax switches on a board that was not attached to the wall so that it can be removed later without leaving holes in… Continue reading Coax Switches

K-8325

Activated Millerton Lake State Recreation Area this afternoon on 20m, 10m, then 15m. Ended up doing all FT8 contacts as working stations on sideband with 10w on a Friday afternoon was going to be difficult.

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K-0046

Activated K-0046 Kings Canyon National Park for Parks on the Air. I setup my Buddistick for 20m and was operating my IC-705 with external power for 10w of output. I started with sideband then I moved onto FT8 using the SDR-Mobile app on my phone Wi-Fi connected to the radio. This was a test of… Continue reading K-0046

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