POTA Activation K-4443 (Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort) With PackTenna

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  1. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    While in Las Vegas, NV I went to the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort for a Parks On The Air (POTA) activation. The POTA ID is K-4443, and is located in down town Las Vegas. I used the PackTenna Mini End Fed Half Wave, and in about 45 minutes made 24 contacts including North Pole, Alaska. The PackTenna Mini EFHW has been the easiest and one of the best antennas I have used to date. This antennas is also extremely small, making POTA and SOTA work easier.

     
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  2. N7KO

    N7KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    CW?
     
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  3. KN6IVW

    KN6IVW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like the article WJ6F, although I just wanted to let you know that it is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". Mormon is a nickname that is designed to take Christ out of our name, So our church is trying to get back to our actual name.
     
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  4. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am very familiar with the name, as half of my family is Mormon.
    No, I have done about as well learning CW as I did Spanish in High School, but I keep trying
     
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  5. KN6IVW

    KN6IVW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Other than that great video and have a great day sir!
    73
     
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  6. KM4WSJ

    KM4WSJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Just curious why you chose to use a frequency in the extra part of the band?
     
  7. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    That day the "QRM" was bad, and this was a frequency I felt I had the best chance of making contacts. I assure you it wasn't to alienate the Generals.
     
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  8. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    To give you the motivation to go for that Extra!
     
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  9. KM4WSJ

    KM4WSJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    No problem. Makes sense.
     
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  10. KM4WSJ

    KM4WSJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It worked. hi hi.
     
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