Monday, August 5, 2013

First /MM PAFF activity

PA1WBU was active from PAFF-014 Lauwersmeer - which is water for a large part of its surface ("meer" = lake). That is why he went on a boat with his equipment. 
Below is what he wrote about the activity. You can find more about his activity on his QRZ page.

"My first ever Flora & Fauna activation, to add to the fun this was done /MM from a small sailing vessel owned by fellow ham Robert PE1MJA (in the background of the picture below).

The homegrown 20/40m endfed was a bit too long to conveniently attach it to the mast (arguably, the mast was too low HI.) but we got it to work in the end. You can see the antenna wire dangling down from the boat hook doing double duty as the secondary antenna mast. I'll build a monoband 20m wire for this kind of work."

Wilko PA1WBU/MM from PAFF-014 (Lauwersmeer)

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