Amateur Radio Field Day 2018.
Getting the radio gear connected.
Discussing the WA1FFL.
Can you believe these gloves are 39 years old?
Unwinding the antenna.
I shot an arrow into the air...
Tools of the trade.
The arrow has been found. A rope is tied to the fishing line and pulled back over the tree.
The fishing line is removed and the antenna tied to the rope and pulled back up near the tree.
WA1FFL Ladder Line Locking Center Insulator
The antenna is pulled up. Repeat process for other tree.
Connecting the antenna to the rope.
The G5RV antenna, also know as a ZS6BKW.
Solar panels charge batteries which drive an inverter for power to the radio, computer and light. We operated for 24 hours.
And so it begins...
View from our "ham shack".
Setting up some shade for the social area.
Hamming it up.
The second shift takes over.
Some real operators.
The key to the operation.
The final moments after being on the air for 24 hours.
Time to take down the antenna.
Field Day 2018 is done. Leave no trace.