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November 15th, 2013, On location Staten Island, NY by the beach. Jim (WA2DNI) and Myself operating 10M and 40M. The portable Superantenna YB3 Beam. This antenna rocks for 6-thru 40M. We set it up for 10M on our portable mast system. In the back is the tried and true Buddypole set up for 40M. 10M has been rocking. Contacts to South Africa, Sydney (ZS1TMJ), right thru the pileup with 100w on my FT-897D were of no problem. Javier (CA7CAQ) in Chile and Alex (HC2AO) in Ecuador. The fall 10M season has been great just like last year... Tks for looking and see you on the BANDsss..

 

 Here is another example of the SuperAntenna YP-3. Cant say enough abou this antenna. Vern and his company have a great product, and great customer service.

Here its set up for 10M and it performs outstanding..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So visited Acadia National Park in Maine Oct 20th-26th, 2012. After enjoying the sights for several days finally got on the air Oct 24th. Made over 100 contacts in an hour on 10M.

 

 

 

 

 

So Fall 2012 looks good now, 10M has been great this last week of sept. Still operating mobile, check out where I am on APRS.Fi look for N2ZNC-9, you can see on the map where I am at the time of contact.

 

Here Joe N2TEE is at our new table setup .

 

My new Macbook 17" running MacDXlogger , connected to the 897D

 

 

Jan W2KMA, smoking his cigar..

 

Our new Field setup. 40ft inverted V- our trucks. We've been running solar power, with a battery system and charging regulator.

 

 

 

 

 

No we have not abandoned our Buddypole setup. Here is my buddypole set up on its tripod stand, set for 17m, in the background is my inverted DX-CC on a 40ft fiberglass mast.

 

 

KB2KAB (David) and KD2AUY (Jay) on the bands...

 

 

 

This was last year. I reentered the Bands after many years of being off HF. Glad to be back, missed spending time with radios. Got to see some old friends and met new friends.

 

I do operate from home, the R-8 is a great antenna, with preference to operate mobile at all times. Love being on the road, enjoying the outdoors. So I usually will hit a local beach or a local hill, park there, set the buddypole with the Ft 897D and run my 857D with the ATAS 120A. So while my home QTH is listed with my Call, I will usually be mobile.

Here the 897D is setup on my small table, of course now I have the new table, light weight and portable but large enough for 2 to work side by side up in the other pics.

This was last year, as Im working on the 897D on 17M.

Above is me on the air, with the 897D.

Here is Joe, N2TEE on the air last year.

Below is My truck with the buddypole at willowbrook park, staten island.NY

Here I am, that buddypole works really well.

Ok, I know we are nuts, but let me tell you we have a blast. Here we were again at Willowbrook park, thats KC2VXL, Pat drinking (soda) on my FT-897D on the table. KD2AUY, Jay looking on. As you can see we had to put the cars around due to the wind, and the temp. A cool (46 degrees F)

So all of a sudden on 10M the guys that said we were 5-9, tells us the signal faded somewhat, we thought something was wrong, till we looked up and saw a bird right on the buddypole, next to the coil..

 

So new year, and waiting for the solar cycle to peak.... 10 Meters was amazing till November last year. So far too many solar flare-ups..

We have our solar panel setup up and running and it works well.

I will be at Dayton 2012 along with KC2VXL (Pat) hope to see people there....

 

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