Radio equipment at work in Big Lake. G5RV and 4BTV are outside.
I pulled the radio out of the rack and operated MNQP 2014 and 2015 in person which was a lot of fun.
Ten-Tec Jupiter and Argonaut 515 at the transmitter site feeding a 40 meter horizontal loop.
Note the two radials. They are a 1/4 wave for 20 and 40 meters with the excess loosely rolled up and put into the back of the truck. I believe they have helped overall performance.
This summer I hope to combine bike riding with radio taking along an HB-1B and setting up to make a few contacts while taking a break on the ride.
Field Day 2013 was mobile in the truck while waiting for the power company to arrive at work after storm damage. I made 19 CW contacts. It was short, but I did enjoy it.
Field Day 2012 was run as 1D.
Field Day 2011 at a camping park just east of St Cloud, MN.
No Field Day 2010 due to moving.
Tennessee Field Day 2009 Pictures
Tennessee Field Day 2008
Radio is a Ten-Tec Argonaut 509 with 405 amplifier
Amateur radio is a great hobby. My interests include QRP operating, wire antenna construction and Field Day. My rigs include a Ten-Tec Argonaut 515, Jupiter, Kenwood TS-590s and TS-480sat, TH-F6A and the TM-281A. Also have a 220 FM rig. I like CW and have been back at it for two years. I am working on my speed so that I can have a CW Field Day and make more than just a few contacts.