September 29, 2018
Over the weekend, some W1MX members went up to Mount Washington in New Hampshire to test 40m with a low noise floor and high altitude. Frigid temperatures meant running operations from the trunk of the car. We used an Orion 2 transceiver with a built in preamp with a wire dipole strung between two rocks. We successfully made QSOs over SSB with people over the east coast from Maine to Florida, and heard call signs from Europe, though they were not able to hear us.
This was one of the first times where the preamp was useful to improving readability.
Check our logbook for our 9⁄29 QSOs. QSL cards will be sent and received.