Sunday, August 28, 2016

NS73 Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site activation 8/25/16


N0KTK Kyle and myself activated NS73 on the official 100th anniversary of the NPS. As you can see this was Field Day style. Main antenna was a 40 meter and 20 meter dipoles. We tried a 20 meter ground vertical with not much luck. The bands seemed to go dead for about an hour mid afternoon and started picking back up about the time to tear down and pack up.

We did make contact with 9 NPS units, 33 states, 2 Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico.

The rangers at Grant House are very easy to work with but they do ask that you apply for a special use permit which they will waive the fees.

Below is a picture of me wishing for a nap!