The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club met at Putnam Park and had a good time. There were tow good set ups going before I was able to get there, so I did not bother setting up my QRP station. As always, Dave KD2FSI took the lead - getting there early:
Dave arrived shortly after sunrise and was working 80 Meters before the sun took full effect and shortened the band for the day. He worked North Carolina with a 14/wave vertical with counterpoise. I visited for a few minutes before returning home in order to go to Sunday morning Mass.
When I returned at 11:00 AM, Marty W2BEW had a 100 Watt station running to a home brewed 40 Meter EFHW antenna.
His set up was doing quite the job, working into Texas, Manitoba, Ontario, North Dakota and Oklahoma among others.
Here's Marv K2VHW at Marty's station. And here's a little video of a contact he made:
So all in all, it was a good day. A lot of contacts were made, we had a lot of visitors, and we were able to see each other after a long pandemic hiatus - all the while maintaining face masks and proper COVID protocols.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!