QRP operation in a local park.
River's Edge Park, Waite Park, MN

Antenna is usually a 65 ft piece of old speaker wire thrown in a tree. I need to get back to using a simple inverted V.

TS-590 in rack.
Radio equipment at work in Big Lake. G5RV and 4BTV are outside.

Mobile installation.
TS-480sat mounted in new vehicle. It has an aluminium body so that is a challenge. The old topper back hatch won't fit, so it won't close, but it's not too bad. External pictures from the old truck.
Note the two radials. They are a 1/4 wave for 20 and 40 meters with the excess loosely rolled up and put into the back of the truck. I believe they have helped overall performance.

This summer I again hope to combine bike riding with radio taking along an HB-1B or MTR and setting up to make a few contacts while taking a break on the ride. I didn't do this as much as I hoped last year.

Field Day 2016 is planned to be with the Big Lake, Minnesota group.

Field Day 2013 was mobile in the truck while waiting for the power company to arrive at work after storm damage. I made 19 CW contacts. It was short, but I did enjoy it.

Field Day 2012 was run as 1D.

Field Day 2011 at a camping park just east of St Cloud, MN.

Family camp for Field Day

IC-703+ at Field Day

No Field Day 2010 due to moving.

Tennessee Field Day 2009 Pictures

Rig: Ten-Tec 515 with home made model 208 CW filter.

FD09 Argonaut 515

Field Day 2009

eld Day 2009

Tennessee Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008

Camping at Yosemite
Yosemite 1977
Radio is a Ten-Tec Argonaut 509 with 405 amplifier

Amateur radio is a great hobby. My interests include QRP operating, wire antenna construction and Field Day. My rigs include a Ten-Tec Argonaut 515, Jupiter, Kenwood TS-590s and TS-480sat, TH-F6A and the TM-281A. Also have a 220 FM rig. I like CW and have been back at it for two years. I am working on my speed so that I can have a CW Field Day and make more than just a few contacts.

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