As indicated in the original post of Nov. 5th, 2017, we (Richfield Amateur Radio Club) enjoyed use of a small, but warm building on a cold rainy day, for our Get on the Air (GOTA) Event. A few radios and a couple of home-brew wire antennas made the day a success. This update simply includes some photos of the event, which for some unknown reason, I could not upload previously. WordPress supplied a new ‘theme update’ since then, perhaps resolving the previous difficulty.
We initially set up two antennas outside – 1) an off-center-fed (10-40 meter) dipole, and a (10-40 meter) fan dipole -both homebrew projects thrown up in the trees. What could be easier? Propagation was poor in late morning, but got better in the afternoon, with most activity in the 20 and 15 meter bands. We began with a couple of hf radios and some hand-helds in the morning. A third hf radio showed up in the afternoon. We had about 25 people present at one time or another between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There were a few new faces along with some familiar ones -as usual, at such events.
All in attendance had the opportunity to check out the various radios, antennas and transmission lines, batteries and power connections – And get on the air, talking with other operators around the country. Folks had the chance to meet new people, old acquaintances -and check out new and old equipment. A good time was had by all, and I think everyone learned something new in the process -which was the goal!
Addendum – Good news! I finally got my multi-band (10-40m) Alpha Delta-DXEE antenna installed in my attic. More on that in a future post.
In addition, the snow and cold have arrived and my snowshoes and hiking poles are in the back of my vehicle. It won’t be long now!!!
73, Mike, KEØGZT