First activation 2017 by ON5SWA/P
They said it would be could and it was cold the morning of 6th january.
Before leaving the house I had to use salt because there were very slippery frozen spots on the ground. The area ONFF-0529 is not far from my house, about 20 minutes drive.
I found a nice spot were I could strech the legs from the inverted V antenna (19.7m left and 19.7m right) The difficult part was the frozen ground, but I managed to get the pickets in the ground.
After checking the antenne, I saw that SWR was too high. The antennawire has 8 connections, the 7th connection I inspected was the bad one.
It took a little longer to fix the connection with cold fingers (I cannot work with gloves and a screwdriver hi). Continue reading