I participated in the annual VHF/UHF contest today, attempting contact with fellow ham radio operators in Fremont county. I was unable to do so, either on 6 meters, 2 meters, or 70 cm.
Lots of chatter on 40 meters that I picked up with my 6M PAR omni:
It’s installed on a Poles and Holders (dot com) 22″ extendable mast-
and it works pretty good. It’s quick to deploy-Just run over the “holder”, drop in the mast, put on the antenna, connect the coax, raise it up, and you’re ready to transmit. Here’s the holder:
Easy to use. I was using my HF/VHF/UHF station:
It’s a Tac-Comm case (seems like I keep promising a video). It holds my Yaesu FT-857D all band all mode radio, its LDG AT-200Pro II autotuner, and my Yaesu FTM-400 XDR/DE 2M/70cm radio. Eventually I hope to put a Icom IC 7300 in it.
I was able to make contact with a local ham through the Meadowlark repeater, but not the Fremont county group. Next time, I hope.