I've not done any contesting for a while, and this is to remind me that it can be quite good fun, even (particularly?) with very little kit. Operating from a secret location on the only hill in IO92xd for the last hour of the september 144MHz backpackers contest I worked 9 stations, limited by time not by equipment.

Operating position and antenna on the only hill in IO92xd...

Running 2.5W to a 3-ele cheapYagi made from junk found in the garage at about 3m AGL best DX was F6HPP/P at 397km.

Should do that again sometime...

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