So I packed up the KX2 and accessories and loaded up the SUV and headed 25 miles south to K-4183 Atterbury Fish and Wildlife. I got there and set up my table and chair, deployed the 16 foot radial and installed the AX-1 antenna.
Once I got comfortable, with pencil, logbook and my 3D printed key I got from Bruce N9DBJ in September, I hit the tune button on the KX2 and like magic the antenna and radio were matched at 1:1 for my frequency. I was running 14057 Khz on 20m this evening. At 4:55PM EST KB5EDR of Texas was the first hunter in the logbook. He gave me a solid 559 RST on the exchange.
Anyway, this is what the map looks like and the reverse beacon report. As usual this was an awesome activation, I got to enjoy nature, saw some deer, some squirrels, and LOTS of bow hunters parked around the area.
I may try to go out and activate with the little antenna and sideband. Is that crazy sounding or what?
|My QSO Map today, K1XD was in Utah.|
|And here is the Reverse Beacon Report - Not bad for 5 watts|
Thanks for reading, I am having a blast with this little radio and this little antenna. The Solar Cycle is perfect right now for weird and wonderful things to happen with a wet noodle antenna and a few watts of RF.
73 de KB9BVN