Home operation at St Augusta, MN.
Home Station

TS-590SG, IC-7300.

St Augusta, MN.

Antennas are G5RV, 40 meter folded dipole and 6BTV.

QRP operation in a local park.
River's Edge Park, Waite Park, MN

Antenna is usually a 65 ft piece of old speaker wire thrown in a tree with a 35ft counterpoise

TS-590 in rack.
Radio equipment that used to be at work in Big Lake. 40m inverted V is outside. I now use an MTR3b at work.

Mobile installation back when it was permitted.
No mobile installation at this time.
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 again hope to combine bike riding with radio taking along MTR or TR-35 and setting up to make a few contacts while taking a break on the ride.

There has been no Field Day operation for the last several years. The weather has been a major factor. In the future that may change.

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.

Family camp for Field Day

IC-703+ at Field Day

No Field Day 2010 due to moving.

Tennessee Field Day 2009 Pictures

Rig: Ten-Tec 515 with home made model 208 CW filter.

FD09 Argonaut 515

Field Day 2009

eld Day 2009

Tennessee Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008

Camping at Yosemite
Yosemite 1977
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 Kenwood TS-590SG, TS-480sat, IC-7300 and a couple QRP portable radios. Also TH-F6A and the TM-281A. Also have a 220 FM rig. I like CW and have been back at it for several years.

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