2020-08-29 Yesterday about 10:00am I drove the 20 miles from our home to Big Foot Beach State Park, POTA K-1440, on the outskirts of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It's a beautiful park with a lot of camping opportunities and trails. Very wooded and well kept. I set up my G90 on a picnic table and my Wolf River Coils portable vertical antenna nearby, in a large mostly open area with some beautiful large trees. It was warm and breezy and in the shade, quite comfortable - except for a few mosquitoes and way too many biting flies!
Had 18 contacts on 20 CW. Seventeen of them gave me a 449 or better. One gave me 339. Logged a station from Germany and another from The Azores who found me on the WWFF facebook page. I bypassed the WRC coil and adjusted the whip to resonance. Used the three supplied 33' counterpoise wires. The coil was at the bottom. Good SWR. The rig was my Xiegu G90 at 20 watts. Very pleased with how everything performed. My CW was a bit corrupted now and then thanks to those darned biting flies! Thanks to all who called me and to W6LEN spotted me both on the POTA page as well as the KFF and WWFF facebook page's. My cell service wasn't good enough to self spot.
This activation went smoother than my first one two days ago at the Bong State Recreation Area as I was more relaxed. Had to end abruptly as it started to rain. Total on air time just an hour. Took another 10 minutes or so each to set up and break down. Too much fun! Now to get the log submitted! Oh, I'm already thinking about where my next attempt will be!