I got no further than the backyard. I was testing some refinements to my PM setup. First, I am using the ALICE frame without the pack. Second, I am hanging the rig from the shoulder straps and Third, I am sticking the key to the top of the BLT tuner. Last, I have a clipboard attached to a shoulder strap for logging copy. Contacts today included:
K4REB Joe NC
K4MTI Mike Panama City, FL SKN
AB0TO/QRP Dave St. Louis MO
K3Y/2 Dave NY SKCC Anniversary Station
VE1BA/QRP John NS
All were 3 watts using the Wilderness SST. Thanks folks. Looking to go on a hike soon.