On November 27th 2020, the day after Thanksgiving, I headed out to Moraine Hills State Park (K-1012) for a POTA activation. I had been there before, so I knew roughly where I wanted to setup my radio gear.
My plan was to setup with my QRP radio, the IC-703 Plus, and give the Wolf River Coils Silver Bullet vertical a good try out. I had used it before, but without much success, so this time I had put together a few 32 foot radials which I hoped would improve things.
Setting it up wasn’t hard. The coil screws into a mini tripod, and then I add an MFJ 1979 telescopic whip which I extend out to 102”. I chose this length because it is one of the options that WRC suggest, even though the whip I have can go longer. With the help of my antenna analyzer, I was able to tune the SWR to a decent level on 40m. Continue reading “K9KMV: Parks On The Air Attempt – K-1012”