visitors center. Kingston locals are wondering why we are spending $3.9 million on a building that actually detracts from the historical beauty of the fort it's there to explain.
Anyway, back to ham radio...... local VHF propagation was excellent this morning, and the prop charts were showing many good paths, so up to the hill I went.
I decided to use my FT-857D today as I have not used it much lately, it just sits there beside the FT-950 looking rather lonely! The antenna of choice was an Arrow II back pack portable four element Yagi. This is a great little antenna, I had it up on a 16 foot painter pole and it really works well.
Four contacts were made today, two in Kingston, Tim-VA3TIC and Dave-VE3DZE, and two from the US. Luther-N2SLN and Tom-KC2SFU who were on top of Rondaxe Mountain, near Old Forge, NY. Booming signal from them.
We'll have to see if we can't work that ever elusive VA3QV next weekend on 2m SSB....if we can get him out of bed early enough ;-)