Getting out in the field and practising radio operations is always a lot of fun. This time I had a car battery and a big SLA as I wanted to also run 100 watts using the NVIS antenna as well as a vertical.
I was ecstatic working the special event Indianapolis 500 station on 40m on the first try.
The site was ideal for radio work until York Regional Police showed up.
Based on the garbage I found while erecting the antenna farm I am not surprised they dropped by to a radio check.
The officer did not understand that during the Emcomm exercise we had comms into the York Region Public Safety liaison teams.
Once I explained what I was doing he went onto his next task of the day and I jumped back into 2m simplex while keeping an mic on 40m.
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