|Geek-A-Thon 2012 "Field Day" setup|
This year I decided to bring some things that were fun for me :) I did a mini-field day where I hooked up an 80m Buckmaster and 2m/70cm vertical to my Icom 7000. A little PSK, some SSB on 6m, 80m, and of course - talking to the local repeater guys as well.
It was a really fun time - EXCEPT for the fact that the assisted living home RIGHT NEXT DOOR had the fire alarm GO OFF about 5 minutes after I started transmitting! I just knew that I'd triggered the fire alarm system - but NO, someone had been smoking in bed and set their mattress on fire! Who would have thought that!!!
Anyway, a few boys stopped by and inquired, had some QSO's and just wanted to know what all that "stuff" was about. It was "about" fun was my response - and it is!
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