Still some packed snow on the North facing trails
At the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space trailhead
Looking up towards the trail / access road
View to the South
We found somebody to take our picture
View of the Tooth from just below the summit
Setting up my buddistick clamp
Oscar was enjoying the break from cold weather
Just starting out. Yaesu FT817-ND with my homemade LiFePO4 battery (yellow). It's 11.1V and 3300mAh. So far I haven't used more than 800mAh during an activation, so it should be good for several.
Buddistick vertical set up in background for 20 meters, using the smallest coil, 2 11" arms and a stainless whip. I was able to drape the ground radial over rock with no problem.
MFJ tuner helpful for getting antenna tuned. I'm saving for something smaller.
APRS radio in background. Tested a new MFJ half-wave extendable antenna today. Also had a few QSOs using a rollup dual bander
Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins
3/4 of the way through entering my log on the sotadata site. Not sure what was going on there.