Having bought a Sota beam and mfd from from Richard on Monday, things were bveginning to take shape nicely and Karen and I had decided to do our first activation this coming weekend…wx permitting of course!
Things have gathered pace more so this morning with an unexpected turn of events.
We have been somewhat undecided as to which radio to buy for our Sota activities, as we felt that just relying on H/H’s and a 290 may limit our success a bit…this morning I had to go and pick up some cash from an amateur that had bought a radio from me and in the discussion about radio in general I mentioned we were looking for a decent portable rig…“I’ve just the thing you need” says he!..and out comes a rather tidy 817, complete with BHI DSP unit built in.
So, needless to say, a deal was struck and we are now the rather proud owners of an 817nd and it is charging very nicely as I type.
I guess that that means we are plumb out of excuses now, so we’re just going to pluck up the courage and go and activate somewher pretty soon!
We’ll be checking the various weather forcasters on Friday day/evening and hopefully we’ll be out somewhere on Saturday or Sunday.
ATB…N & K