Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A pleasant weekend of ham radio and low noise

I've just returned from a weekend away with two other hams about four hours west of Sydney. The country and the site was lovely:


We erected an impressive tilt up tower, with a concrete base and steel guy wires:

Tower up.jpg

We participated in contests:


I'm not a big contester myself but it was entertaining tuning around quiet bands outside Sydney. 20m was amazing, stations from all over the world were booming in.

I learned lots of things by observing my more experienced fellow campers and next time I'll bring warmer clothes - it was sub-zero and I was wearing tennis shoes with holes in them. Brrrr.

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