Winter Field Day 2021 – K9KMV There was no doubt that this year’s Winter Field Day would have a winter feel to it. Winter Field Day occurs on the last full weekend of January each year, starting at 1900 UTC and finishing 24 hours later at 1900 UTC on Sunday. My plan was to operate … Continue reading "Winter Field Day 2021: K9KMV"
Early in December 2020, I went out to Busse Woods Forest Preserve to test out a new antenna; the AL-705 Magnetic Loop from Alpha Antenna. It is a low power (20W) very portable magnetic loop covering 40m to 10m, designed and built by Alpha Antenna and marketed by ICOM, as part of their IC-705 portable … Continue reading "K9KMV: Testing a new antenna with some friends"
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 … Continue reading "K9KMV: Parks On The Air Attempt – K-1012"
Back in August 2020, a brave group of SARC club members volunteered their time and experience to help take down the radio antenna tower at the home of silent key, Ray WA9BLP.
A friendly reminder to all that there will not be a weekly club net on Thursday this week, as it falls on New Years Eve. Happy New Year to everyone. Mike, K9KMV