Took my completed link dipole up a local sand dune to play today. The conditions were lousy but still managed a couple of local contacts. Nice and quiet up there too, even if it’s only a couple of hundred metres from suburbia. I was thinking of going fully portable but the Barrett 950 is not ideal, too many parts and fairly power hungry. It really does prefer to be mobile. Still, a pleasant afternoon mucking about with radios.
Can just see the city skyline on the horizon and through the smoke.