Today (queens day) was a beautiful sunny day. It seemed a good idea, for the first time this season, to be active from the field.
I put the suitcase with the FT817nd and ATX-1080 antenna in the car. A folding table + chair was already packed.
I unpacked everything in the field near Maurik. On 20M was not to much activity and the strength of the signals was also disappointing. I made 1 (ssb) qso with E75MC. This operator was amazed about the strength of my signal. I worked with 5 watts.
I took this photo with my mobile phone.
Last year it strucks me that I couldn't make 5 watts from the car battery, the voltage was too low. This time I had the engine running and the voltage from the cigarette lighter point was enough to made 5 watts output with the FT817nd.
Despite the sun, I did not stay long, it was very windy.
73, Tjeerd (Gose) - PA3GNZ
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