SKCC 5123T----- FISTS 14979----- Flying Pigs 2331----- NAQCC 3610-----QRP ARCI 14176-----Polar Bear 257

Monday, August 22, 2022

Skeeter Hunt: My First Use of the Buddipole Buddihex Hex Beam

The annual NJQRP Skeeter Hunt QRP Event on August 21st was my first opportunity to try out the BuddiHex Hex Beam by Buddipole Antennas. The assembly took some extra time being the first time. The quality and design of the antenna are excellent. I set it up for 20, 15, and 10 meters for this event. I spent three hours hunting skeeters. I found seventeen of them on 20 meters, including the head skeeter Larry W2LJ. The band conditions were not great for QRP but had a great time. Thanks to Tom WD0HBR for assistance with the Buddihex and for sitting in with me during the event.

I look forward to more opportunities to use the Buddihex, in particular, Winter and ARRL Field Day.