FT817’s Field Day
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