VE3FAL/QRP/P Up North in Ontario
I was up in Kasabonika, Ontario last week June 25th and 26th. I was up there doing Chainsaw training in this remote fly-in only Native Reserve. Kasabonika is located about 575kms North of Thunder Bay, Ontario. I took along my HB1B MKII with built in battery, my Elecraft T1 tuner, Chameleon Hy-Brid Micro coil and my PRC-271 whip along with a 15′ counterpoise and jaw mount to attach Hy-Brid coil to.
I called CQ for what seemed a long time while battling black flies and mosquitoes. A tune down the band on 20 meters showed W1AW loud in this community that is very much quiet in the way of line noise and other man made QRN. I tuned up just a bit to hear Peter OX3XR calling CQ with no takers, here is the information on that QSO.
Antenna: Chameleon Hy-Brid Micro and PRC271 whip and 15’counterpoise with jaw mount
Location: Kasabonika, Ontario
Station worked: OX3XR
Needless to say the contact made my day all the way around. Thanks Peter for the great contact.
I have the same radio and love it. I routinely take it outdoors and have stories about using it at my ham radio blog -www.W3ATB.com. Congrats on that QSO. I’ve made a few DX contacts from NH with mine.
Nice blog. I really like the HB1B as it is a great radio with the battery pack and lasts a long time.The TJ5A will be out at the end of July and I cant wait to test that radio out as well, that might be my new backpack portable rig.