|The Cape San Blas Lighthouse relocated to Port St Joe.
I usually advertise my outings to our Panama City club and try to make contacts with the members. 40 meters is the band of choice. This time two ham couples were going to make the drive over from Panama City. Bob WB4BLX was the driver. He used his HF mobile in his new truck. I worked him on 40 SSB from Panama City and along the way. He switched to 40 CW and we made another one. Then when he got close I worked him on 20 SSB. Lots of fun. I also worked Mike KM4ELJ on 40 SSB from Panama City. He switched to 40 CW and we had a QRP to QRP contact. On top of this, I worked Henry N4HHM and Steve N4VSP both in Bay County. I think it is good for us to exercise our HF radios for local contacts in the case of an emergency. Likewise, contacts like these are helpful for RaDAR outing where you make five contacts and move.
|Left to Right, Linda and Sally in the front and Bob, Mac and Vic in the back.
|Suzy spent the day with me
|A convenient pine held up the Tactical Dipole Lite
|The Elecraft KX3 and a 10 amp hour LiFePO4 Battery