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Gary WA2JQZ and Patti Kurth joined Rob KB5EZ for operating portable on Monte Sano for the North American QSO Party – Phone. (January 17, 2015) (Photo: KB5EZ)
Patti Kurth and I (Gary WA2JQZ) joined Rob KB5EZ last Saturday afternoon to operate portable on Monte Sano for the North American QSO Party – Phone.
We operated from a scenic overlook on the east side of the park. The weather was sunny and mild, making a perfect winter afternoon. We made 60 contacts in the US, Canada and the Caribbean in about 3 hours. For antennas we strung an end fed wire in a tree for 20 meters, and for 15 meters we used Rob’s 17 meter hamstick on the car with an external tuner. Our transceiver was a Yaesu FT-897 running 100 watts off a dedicated car battery. Our contacts ranged from Washington State to Newfoundland, Canada to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands. We had a beautiful day with beautiful scenery, and we had lots of fun operating.
Rob continued operating later in the evening from his home QTH. He finished with 75 QSOs with 44 multipliers and 3300 points.
[Posted by Gary WA2JQZ with Rob KB5EZ. Photos by KB5EZ.]
Amateur Radio provides communications
A reminder of the role we serve for emergencies:
A Voice of America story from 2009 about Ham Radio Emergency Services training and practice.
California Students Learn Emergency Radio, First Aid Skills
[ http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-2007-03-08-voa60-66544742/554395.html ]
Our club will visit the Huntsville Emergency Operations Center (EOC) tomorrow evening Wednesday (January 14, 2015) at 5:30 pm. Information about the visit for members is on our email distribution.
We are now officially an ARRL affiliated club again. Please see our listing at http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/marshall-arc-marc/type:club.
We first became affiliated in 1979.