My friend Paul AE5JU did a weekend amateur radio field demonstration in a Morgan City, LA park.
He was clear that the biggest issues they would have would be getting too warm & too much sun!
Working him from 1016 miles north, we were 60 degrees cooler before the windchill would be figured in!
Paul used the Yaesu FT-897/AT-897 setup he had talked me out of, along with one of the pair of homebrew Buddipoles he just built.
I’ll cover the antennas later this week in a “build article.”
Using the new Dual-Monitor setup with the Flex-Radio Flex-5000A here is a screen shot of the action from my end.
The screen to the left has my copy of MixW (Reg. v2.19 Beta Nov 08 Update) and the right hand monitor has the Flex-5000A PowerSDR Software and the DX Cluster box from MixW. Minimized at the moment was the running copy of Safari.
Running in the background are the Flex-Radio Firewire driver manager and VAC (Virtual Audio Cables) which is an excellent bit of software which lets audio IO between software and machine remain digital & “in the box” rather than the usual patch cables.
As always it was great to work Paul AE5JU and I have to say that the homebrew Buddiepole antenna sounded great. Looking forward to receiving mine.