I met Chris VA3ECO and his wife by chance at Conservation Park last Winter while Suzy and I were doing RaDAR. Chris has returned to Florida for this Winter. We were pleased that he came up for the January 14th Rocket Launch in Samson. Chris had done some rocketry in Ontario from his boat on a lake since cleared land is hard to find. He got quite a rocket show from our SEARS rocket club members. I did a launch of my Big Boy for Chris and Chis launched my Estes Stealth,
Chris VA3ECO and Big Boy
Greg's Big Boy launch on an E20 motor
Chris and the Estes Stealth
Stealth Launch on a C6-0
Chris put together this video of the launches.
Radio-wise, I setup my Elecraft KX2 for 40 meters. I did not have any luck getting back to my buddies in Panama City or Dothan, However, the NVIS Dipole did well to at longer distances to Florida and Georgia. I had the honor to work KM4ZVC/AG for his first HF QSO as a new General Class.
The Elecraft KX2 shaded by the LowePro case
The 40 meter NVIS dipole
Suzy with the N6BT Bravo in the background
Suzy enjoyed trips up and down the road on the farm. I took her off the leash for some of that. I also did a SO 50 satellite pass. I got K3GDS at grid FN00 and N8IUP at grid EN81. The launch site is EM61.