I think part of the reason I have so much room in the van is that I'm taking about a quarter of what I took last time. The camping equipment has been cut to the bone, and the radio gear has been cut back and put in three small ammo cans.
Antenna wise I'm taking my Buddipole system, my 31' multi-band vertical, and my SOTA Bandspringer, as well as a 2m roll up J-pole. I figure they will cover any thing I want to do.
Last Sunday was spent checking out the radio gear and antennas. Everything looks good, so hopefully a lot of contacts will be made this year,......well, we will if the propagation improves!!
Tomorrow we will get the rest of the gear loaded into the van, and make sure there's enough room to live back there with the gear loaded.
|Jim VE3ULC & Rick VE3ORY working on my radio gear |
and antennas to make sure everything works.