First Activation at Brazos Bend Park on Feb 21, 2024


This is the old setup I did my first activation with. Old big camera tripod with DIY wooden bracket to hold wooden pole. Used to be in my attic (with shorter pole).

I have hamsticks for 6M,10M, 20M,  and 40M. Difficult to tune but can handle 100 Watts. No guy wires.

FT-817 with HFPacker 20 Watt Amplifier and ATU-100 tuner

Raspberry PI computer with 12 V LED monitor