Friday, March 30, 2012

Portable from a public park: Romania (YO4RIU)

Thsi is a video of a QSO I made from a public park using my FT-857 manpack with a 3m-long whip antenna.

Beacuse there were people walking around, I could not extend the counterpoise wires properly, and I was using only a wire around the bench I was sitting on.
Because communication was very difficult for my counterpart Bogdan, at a given point I had to increase the power from 20W to 50W, which made the QSO possible.