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Had a GREAT Park-to-Park with the Dr. Phil of Phillip
@KA4KOE from US-2170 in GA to US-7956 in KY.

Amateur Radio Morse Code Contact

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Well, there goes the neighborhood. scraps today's activities & does the same for the next few days. Hardly a 20M signal with S6-7 noise level. MY MOODS😒😑😞😠🙁☹️

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I need to take the "Big Dog" #ft891 out more often. It handles the bands so smoothly into an #EFHW using the #tenntenna 49:1 transformer and easy sending #morsecode using the American Morse Equipment #ultraportapaddle #hamradio #amateurradio #pota #parksontheair

End Fed Half Wave Antenna
TennTenna 49 to 1 transformer

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The are still kind of a drag but a beautiful morning for some action with the BIG DOG into EFHW with the 49:1 transformer & keying done with the American Morse Equipment

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I haven't used Walt's 100 Watt 49:1 transformer in awhile. Going to take out for a ride today to see how it handles this morning's band conditions.

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Rough day for most activators no matter the band. Even tough for operators. Still nice to enjoy a beautiful day.

Buddipole Yagi
Buddipole Dipole

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Taking the BIG DOG #FT891 out for tomorrow's #pota #parksontheair activation. Hoping Helios will bless me with some #6m openings using my #buddipole yagi. @AmateurRadio #hamradio #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm

Buddipole 6 Meter Yagi

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Will it ? Buddipole Six Meter Yagi. Tomorrow's activation is a @buddipole try with and hang from the top for other bands Six Meters The Magic Band

40 - 10 meter End Fed Half Wave antenna with 49:1 Balun

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And 20m went KAPUT. I've succumbed to Mother Nature's . Running 20m simultaneously with to see what pans out on this activation.

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It's Working. Only one 20m but 20m saved the day. Difficult syncing but so far my tools are working against the BIG BAD

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not me! These are the tools I'm throwing at the BIG BAD for this morning's activation. A for , for & for . EXPERIMENTATION is the foundation on which was built.

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Having a blast with some #parksontheair #pota #FT8 action today. Lots of #DX activity across both sides of the ocean. Did someone say something about a #geomagneticstorm? #amateurradio #hamradio

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Heading out for some early morning #pota #parksontheair fun. Did I read something about a Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch? ☹️ #solarcycle25 #geomagneticstorm #solarflares #AmateurRado #hamradio

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It was a double barrel of fun during today's activation. pileup was so intense I had to stand of a bit. Even got in a little . Thanks Todd @KE2AEQ for hunting me today. Great to get you in my logbook.

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Attached my American Morse Key Knee bracket and #morsecode #portapaddle to my wrist see if it would help my sending. NOPE!. Short early morning #POTA #parksontheair activation before T-storms arrived #AmateurRadio #hamradio @ParksOnTheAir

Morse Code contact

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Always pushing that envelope. Trying something different using Porta Paddle key during this morning's #parksontheair #pota activation. Thanks Alan #w2aew @alanattek for the #morsecode #qrp #P2P this morning #amateurradio #hamradio

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May the 4th was with me. The FORCE was strong with this one as the bands were awful again as expected with approaching storms. Hot, muggy and steamy weather on Kentucky Derby Day in Louisville, KY. #amateurradio #Hamradio #pota #parksontheair

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Preparing for a activation & antenna testing in the forests of and waiting for to appear to help with some fun

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Horrendous day but GREAT time during today's activation. An EXCELLENT chance to sharpen my listening skills through the on 40 meters. I felt like "Seaman Jones" in "The Hunt for Red October". "I Can Bag Him" @ParksOnTheAir

Morse Code Contact Between N4JAW and KK4UZK

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Another day another different antenna. 40 - 15 built specifically for my . 25' RG174 Coax extension kite holders with kite string to support ends of legs of dipole, stakesbto hold in place & 125' arborist line with 14oz weight @ParksOnTheAir

Amateur Radio Morse Code Transceiver and Paddle

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How to throw a line into a tree to raise your antenna. I won't win any Olympic medals but it gets the job down. @POTAspots

Throwing an arborist line into a tree

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The rain has moved out & no Solar Flares 🤞 Good morning for a bike ride and activation

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