FT817’s Field Day

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For the “Ferragosto Field Day SOTA” with IK0LNN and IW0FRR we went on Monte Terminillo 2200m asl in JN62LL.

Weather conditions were pretty good: partly cloudy and temp about 12°

We operate with the call IW0FFK/0, SOTA reference LZ-010.

Equipment was a 10el long yagi, about 6,5m boom (weight 1.6 Kg) and FT-817 with filters and speech processor’s mod, all powered from a 7Ah sealed battery.

Power output was mainly 0.25W, some qso needed more power to complete or the boost of CW, or both ;-)

ODX was YU7LA at 650Km, he reads me with 250mW but I needed to switch at 0.5W to complete. We was very happy for this contact.

Heard also 4-5 Czechs OM with QRB 7-800Km but no qso even with 5W, but we tried for short time for conserve the battery charge, here a video of missed QSO with OK1VYJ

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