My last adventure to Central IL for awhile as my wife is done with her piano duties for one of the local high school show choirs. I had a short window of time for this activation so I went with my 32ft vertical this time which works great on 40 meters and was hoping it help with a quick batch of contacts. Hard to see the mast but it is the green thing rising up from the back of the truck. This park is closed and looks like it has been closed for at least the winter season if not longer. It may be one of the parks that the state decided to close since it is out of money.
I started out on 20 meters and again it was hard to get anything going and since I was on a tight schedule I switched to 40 meters. I was able to make a total of 50 contacts in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Not NPOTA type run rates but easily managed. I had park to park contacts with K7CAR and W8MSC. A P2P was almost completed with KB3WAV but the band took a fade and Kerri was gone.
It was a nice not getting rained or snowed on this time out!
Here are some supporting photos including a selfie for those of you that like them!