Six Meters the Hard Way


On November 1, 2003 I went up to Genesee Mountain, west of Denver, and operated 6-meter QRP/pedestrian mobile. That's a painter's pole supporting a Cushcraft 3-element beam. The FT-817 is in the shoulder bag. By the way, this wasn't the most convenient pedestrian setup I've ever used. I could walk and carry the pole with the VOX on, but logging became a challenge with no hands free to write.

No openings that day, but I did work several stations within a 50-miles radius. The temperature was in the upper 30s and a fog bank rolled in behind me from Denver soon after I took this photo and really cooled things off.