Nomad

It is endlessly fascinating to me that with some wire on the fence and less power than most USB chargers use, I've been able to reach Canada, Japan, and Russia.

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First HF QSO (with Japan!) via FT8 on 20m, nearly 5,000 miles. Not bad for a dipole strung out along my fence.

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Tried to talk on the ISS repeater, had things misconfigured but I could hear people.

Realized this morning that I've been a ham for about 17 years now, which makes me feel old...

10m and 20m antennas ordered, going to make a concerted effort to go HF

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Trying to work 6m and 2m FT8, but no dice. I really need to get an antenna and probably some kind of mast...