Woke up this morning thinking “activate a new park today”, but which one? In the end I decided to try Coulee Experimental State Forest, K-5578 again. (for my previous attempt, click here). It was an ideal day for a wire antenna and I quickly hung my 20 meter dipole from some sapling trees and turned on the radio; hearing a voice calling “CQ POTA” as soon as the X6100 booted up was a pleasant surprise!
Today was the first time I used this new RG-213 coax cable:
As usual, a lot of my contacts were park-to-park (including a 2-fer and a 3-fer) with stations who were running; noise was low and propagation was good when it was good (and rather fade-y otherwise), and there were a few impressive pile-ups on stations that I couldn’t even hear. Another notable thing that happened was my first SOTA contact; thanks to K2CPT for starting me off with Record Hill in the Greater Adirondacks!
All of my QSO maps are made using the free tool at http://tools.adventureradio.de/analyzer/, which accepts the ADIF file that I prepare for POTA and generates the maps that I post. Thanks, DL4MFM and DK5EW for making it so easy to do!
Thanks for visiting driftlessqrp!