Sunday, July 20, 2014

Shut down two days in a row!

A foggy view of Toronto from my setup
This weekend I planned on getting some radio time in Julie was going to see a friend who lives out of town on Saturday so I thought I would get out and get hamming. We live right on Lake Ontario and within a short walk and or bike ride there are some great locations on the lake to do some portable op's. On Friday night I charged up the KX3, set out all of the needed items for outdoor ops. Saturday came and off I went, I decided to walk and it turned out to be a longer walk then I thought. I arrived at my
Trail on the way there. 
spot and setup the KX3 along with my Alexloop. Just as I sat down to get some operating time in it started to rain! With no rain gear and about a 1/2 hour to walk back I packed things up and headed back. Well I tried it again on Sunday and this time I took my bike and some rain gear just in case. This time I set everything up and was ready to go until I tried to connect the Alexloop to the KX3…..it seems for some reason I removed the adapter that allowed me to go from PL 259 to BNC at home! There was no way to hook up my antenna to the KX3 radio so I decided the radio god's were just not smiling on my this weekend and I headed back home the long way to tour around the lake.  Lesson learned I now plan to make up a small 3x5 card with all that is needed for the trip.
Small river on my way home. 
One of the many beaches 

4 comments:

  1. Hello Mike, it really seems for some reason you're not allowed to be portable. I remember some battery problems in the past. Now the weather wouldn't coorperate and finally no way to connect the antenna. But at least you made some nice photos ;-). Well, I think indeed you should make a small list of items you need to bring with you and don't make it too complicated. Hopefully we can read some DX experience next time. 73, Bas

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    1. Good evening Bas, I sure was disappointed to set all up and then realize that I had left one of the main parts to the setup behind. Well I am going to make up and check list and I really try to keep it simple but I'm old and I just forget....:)))
      Mike

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  2. Hi Mike, you live in a nice place. Well, I always check rain radar before leaving. ;-) I like to walk too but not with rain. 73 Paul

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    1. Good evening Paul, yes we love this area and it's great for biking and walks I ride my bike each day to work about a 25 min ride. As for the weather it was a chance I took as it can look like it's going to rain all day and nothing. Have a great weekend.
      Mike

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