|Nothing to see here, just a downed F-16!|
|K0JQZ testing the mast (photo by WA6MVT)|
Our new dipole came in at work (you can see it laying on the deck) and we decided to install a better mast to support the center. In the picture I am testing our installation. Tomorrow we will finish it. I must remember to bring some morse paddles as our MARS station has none.
Lynn wanted to get an activation in before the weekend ended so we decided to try 9036. It is close to Lake George, Colorado but in the past the road had been closed which made it around 6 miles roundtrip however, the road was open so it was an easy hike.
Below is a photo Lynn took of me running a mild pileup on 20 meters. 40 meters netted me three QSOs and one S2S with Brad, WA6MM on Whaler Peak in the South Park range. Brad is still trudging through snow for activations. It was a thrill to get an unexpected S2S. I did not have good cell phone coverage so I was lucky Brad found me.
My APRS was not working either which I will have to look into. I am sure I just fat fingered a setting or a button got pushed while the radio was in my pack. I apologize to anyone that was trying to follow us on APRS.
|K0JQZ on cw (photo by KC0YQF)|
Video of the activation:
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