Field Day 2016-Yaesu FT-817 QRP HF Portable. Post #1473.

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If you can't join a local Amateur Radio club for the upcoming ARRL Field Day (23-24 June 2018), why not operate solo from your backyard or the nearest public park?  Over the past several years, I've done just that because of employment conflicts or family matters.

In this video from "Outdoors On The Air", we see what can be done with a simple, portable antenna, some good camping gear, and a small QRP rig such as the Yaesu FT-817 ND.  You can opt for the antenna described in this video or you can bring along a pre-made dipole or inverted vee antenna for your station.  You don't need much to get on the air and enjoy this annual Amateur/Ham Radio event.  Of course, there's not much you can do about hot, sticky summer weather or the persistent problem of biting insects.  Bring some insect repellant, some extra food, and plenty of water.  Operating a 1A,1C, or 1B station can be a lot of fun.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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