HF in the Park, April 12, 2014

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We had great attendance with around 37 Hams and guests showing up

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Setup was near the parking lot

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So simple a “child” could assemble it

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Perhaps there were too many “supervisors”?

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Tailgating - Amateur Radio style

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The “business end” of a Buddipole portable antenna

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An attractive addition to the park!        

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But don’t forget about the antenna before driving away!

Now that’s a real portable HF antenna

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Now it just needs to be connected to something - which took way longer than it should have, but the antenna did work nice once it was up (102’ flat top fed by 450 ladderline about 40’ up)

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Ralph, N0AWN, to the rescue helping Chris (K9EQ) and Brian (N0KBL) get the line up into the trees.

Ready, aim………………………………………………...Fire!

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What we have here is your basic monofilament line-eating tree!

Give me my line back!                                      Ralph can figure out how anything works!

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Mike, AD0CZ, working the “bird” (name corrected)

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Al, KD0KJI, operating the KX3 into a magnetic loop

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Until next month…..

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Thanks to N2PSR for the photographs and K0ORK, the main troublemaker

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