The Rock Springs, WY class is less than 2 weeks away, but there is still time to sign up. Terms are $200 FRN (cash) or an equivalent amount in PMs or barter items due Saturday, August 15th, before the beginning of class. You can also mail a payee blank USPS postal money order to our PO Box. If you send it out early this week, it should arrive on time. If you’d like to attend, please send me an email to <email@example.com>. As previous attendees have attested, this is one class you want to attend.
This past weekend, some of the cadre and I went on an FTX to prepare for the class. We brought portable radios out, set them up, and tuned around to see what we could hear.
The first station was a Yaesu FT-817 using a GoalZero Serpa50 power back and Maldol whip antennas. Since this was a daytime FTX, HF bands of interest were 20, 15, and 10 meters.
The other radio was an Elecraft KX3 hooked up to an EARC End-Fed Antenna.
We didn’t bring a throw bag, but this field expedient worked adequately.
Like any FTX, there were lessons learned, and those of you who attend the class in Rock Springs will be first to hear about them.