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Notes from 2019 JMFD

Things to Bring

General Items

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Shade
  • Pre-printed log sheets
  • Water bottles


  • 2m
  • 70cm
  • 6m
  • HF (Inverted L)

General Thoughts

  • Split radios between HF and VHF - avoid running two radios on HF bands due to interference. Setting up two HF antennas time consuming and requires additional masts/trees/etc.
  • Higher gain for VHF antenna desired. Alternatively, investigate better locations for VHF operation.
  • 150W solar panel + 36AH battery worked well. Second set of panels required.
  • Operating from vehicles worked well and minimised setup time.
  • 2m contacts tend to congregate around block change times - this leaves time to work on other bands.
  • If operating 6 hours, aim to coincide with other groups.

Things to Buy

  • 10m squid pole
  • Tree catapult
jmfd2019.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/19 06:36 by vk6nk