Re: N7WE/P Rick IOTA
Peter, NN9K #2629
Rick--so I am not in your log--my log shows we worked at
On 1/4/2019 9:11 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Well the activation did not go as good as I had hoped. Cedar Key is neat with an interesting history, but I immediately encountered battery problems and had to repeatedly reduce TX power to keep things going. Once you get below 20w into a ham stick.....well my reach was not good. I did see you Loren and tried to connect, but I didn't have enough power to overcome the QSB. I did manage to work 4 stations - Don K9DEB, Andy WB7DKZ/9, Brandon KC9YYT, and Rolland KJ6DQ before I had to give up entirely. The SLA was fully charged before leaving home, but evidently it has reached EOL as it went away like it didn't want to be there! So a new one will be ordered before my next /P attempt.
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