Congrats on showing that perseverance to conquer the propagation.
Your Chimp Chase Atta-Boy will be coming soon.
From: main@070Club.groups.io <main@070Club.groups.io> on behalf of KI4WVW via groups.io <ki4wvw@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:52 AM
Subject: [070Club] Chimp Chase report from this weekend
Here's my Chimp Chase report for this weekend.
Saturday I got my gear together and set up on a hill a little way from my house. I started with a 20m vertical and got one strong report from Texas. After that the band just seemed to die. I put up my linked dipole and nothing changed. So after listening to noise and calling cq for several hours in the growing heat of the day I packed up and went back home at about 2pm. I listened from the shack off and on and never really heard anything.
Sunday I wasn't really planning on doing anything since the bands were so bad the day before. However I turned on my rig in the shack and there were some strong tracks on the waterfall! So this time I hauled everything to the back yard, under a nice large shade tree. I put up the linked dipole and my first contact was on 17m. I had to switch to my ft-891 for more power, and so I did eventually make 5 contacts.
Here's a picture from sunday.