It all started with an idea - do a Multi-Multi from South Texas. No band-change rules, just pure, uninterrupted operating fun! Plan B - do a Multi-Two category operation with three stations and just have fun doing it.
Richard and Susan once again made their station and their home open to us visitors. Conditions were marginal for much of the weekend. At times, it seemed like flares had soaked up all of the signals, and it would become quiet from the bottom to the top of the band. Minutes later, it would return. Band noise was OK on the lower bands, and beverages helped on 40 meters and 80 meters.
The station consisted of two Yaesu FT-1000 MkV's for everything except 20 meters, where we employed the old standby, rock solid Icom IC-765. The Yaesus were matched to a pair of Ameritron AL-1500s, and the Icom IC-765 had a perfectly performing Henry 2K classic amplifier.
Overall we had a great time. Susan seems to have developed a following. Several times while on 10m Sunday stations chimed in "Put Susan back on! Put Susan back on!"
Last Updated 29 November 2018