F.Y.B.O., way beyond that

RaDAR Feb 2105 EN58hh

My plans today were to get out to my Winter Survival shelter and operate in FYBO and the RaDAR event. But snow and a very low windchill changed my mind on the outdoor adventure, but with about 45 minutes in the RaDAR event left I decided to saddle up my PRC-104 with Chameleon whip and give 15 meters go. With luck I was able to work a few RaDAR stations. Even in -15c (-21c with blowing snow) a warming smile was brought upon my face.

Thanks to those who pulled me out and gave me the opportunity to play late in the game.


Other videos of my hobbies can be seen on my YouTube channel at :


I could not feel my fingers when I got back into the house but it was a great experience none the less.



Fred Lesnick, VE3FAL, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

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