Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

Brunswick, GA - Due to it being a busy weekend at work, I hadn't planned on operating in Field Day this year, but after getting off from work a little bit late and having breakfast yesterday, I changed my mind. I parked behind work, turned on the FT-857D in the mobile station and tuned up … Continue reading Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

6 Meters Mobile with the FT-857D and ATAS-120A

Savannah - Earlier today, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge to decompress from the week at work. While I was there, a rainstorm came up so I parked on the side of the wildlife drive and waited for the storm to pass. Since it is Sporadic E season and I haven't had the opportunity … Continue reading 6 Meters Mobile with the FT-857D and ATAS-120A

First 6 Meter Contacts With the Mobile/Portable Station

This evening on the way home from Sunday dinner (Shrimp and Crab from Jinright's in Brunswick, excellent as always!) I heard some activity on 6 Meters and had the first chance to try out the HVT400B mobile antenna on that band.  Band conditions weren't great with a lot of QSB (fading) and some QRN (noise) … Continue reading First 6 Meter Contacts With the Mobile/Portable Station

6 Meter Band Opening – 31 January 2010

Yesterday afternoon Russ, K4YGD was kind enough to call me and let me know about a 6 Meter band opening. I spent much of the morning and afternoon getting Groundwaves, the Coastal Amateur Radio Society Newsletter finished and sending it out to club members, so I hadn't had radios on to know it was open. … Continue reading 6 Meter Band Opening – 31 January 2010

6 Meters and Field Day Weekend

As I mentioned in my previous post, 6-Meters was not very cooperative during Field Day this year. Last year at the ARCS Field Day, we worked over 100 stations on 6-Meters on Sunday Morning, including approximately 70 in an hour. This year was just about the polar opposite.Last evening, while catching up on email from … Continue reading 6 Meters and Field Day Weekend