|POTA at Clinton State Park, Kansas|
My rig for this activation was the Elecraft KX2. I added the Elecraft KXPA100 amplifier for the first time in the field to give me up to 100 watts. The antenna was the N6BT Bravo 7K vertical. I feel the vertical was a better choice than a low dipole for 20-meters. The vertical did perform well in all directions.
|The Elecraft KX2 paired with the Elecraft KXPA100 amplifier|
My contact rate was about 20 per hour. I was pleased that so many stations support POTA even for a weekday activation. I had six Canadian contacts. I worked N4EX/P at K-0027 for a park to park contact. I got support from friends including Jim K4LIX and Dennis WA6QKN. I got a surprise call from AK4JA in Georgia. I am pretty sure he was running a homebrew tube QRP rig.
|The N6BT Bravo 7K vertical|
|Suzy chilling in the shade of the van.|
I hope to pick up my activations as we move toward the fall. POTA is lots of fun. Try it!
|The scene at Clinton.|