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Delaware Winter Beach Portable Radio Activation Trip

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November 11 · Issue #14 · View online
Stuart, KB1HQS Newsletter
Winter is here! Time to get outside and make QSO’s!

Delaware Beach Trip
Today I am heading over to Bethany Beach, Delaware to do some fun portable radio beach activation’s. Two beaches that I will be hanging out at are Parks on the Air (POTA) activation sites:
K-1734 Delaware Seashore
K-1734 Delaware Seashore
I’m sure they both qualify for Beaches on the Air (BOTA) activation’s as well.
Beaches On The Air | Amateur radio from the beach
Equipment:
I plan on taking my Elecraft KX3 radio and for simplicity, my Alexloop with tripod. I also will be bringing my Raspberry Pi3 with FT8 and JS8Call software. Using RSP3 in a headless operation makes for pretty lightweight digital setup. Hopefully there will be some sun so I can use my solar panel to recharge the battery as I operate.
Lighthouses on the Air in Portland, ME (2017)
Lighthouses on the Air in Portland, ME (2017)
I’m not sure on times, but will announce all the details each day on my Twitter account. This is a two day trip and plan to head home tomorrow afternoon.
T-dog will be going…that is if I can get him off the couch.

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Stuart , KB1HQS.com
Author of “Portable Operating for Amateur Radio”
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