My brand-new KX2 on its second activation with the Bioenno 3ah external battery and groovy WA6JFK cable
11 JANUARY 2021 W6/CT-274
As the Santa Ana winds raged over the weekend I built a 20m speaker wire doublet/dipole. By the end of the weekend it was tuned up and ready to go. The winds abated Sunday night and I was up at the crack of dawn to drive to my neighborhood peak – Saddle Peak.
A thin waning crescent moon and Venus hung over the wind-cleared Los Angeles basin.
The new home-brewed antenna was a resounding success! I had a mini-pileup and worked stations is France, Spain, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Montana, Tennessee and one California station that couldn’t hear me, so he fired up a remote station in Florida and came booming in. I also worked Brian WA6JFK on an HT in downtown Los Angeles for old time’s sake 😉 Scott WA9STI, who has been so helpful and supportive in getting me on the HF airwaves chimed in on 20m too.
The link to my previous activation of Saddle Peak and the route description can be found HERE.