POTA K-4348 Black River State Forest
2023-06-29 My wife and I did a quick trip from SE Wisconsin to the St Paul area in Minnesota to visit our son who is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for pancreatic cancer. On the way we stopped at k-4348 Black River State Forest just off i94 to do an activation. In 16 minutes I logged 13 contacts! Setup was my ic705+3Ah battery and my new GRA-7350TC portable antenna. All 13 were 20m CW @10W.
This was my second activation with the GRA antenna. What I like about it is that it breaks down to just under 12 inches, small enough to fit into my Menards MasterForce tool bag along with my IC705 and a 4.5Ah Bioenno battery. The kit also includes a 12" ground spike and a WRC tripod with 12" legs, four 10' radials and a small 29' end fed antenna with a W6ARK 9:1 unun. In other words it is a complete station with two antennas. I include the mic for the ic705 but normally use the N5ARA small CW paddle. It's a true grab-n-go kit weighing just under 10lbs.