Winter Field Day - 2017 January 28/29
In this photo, I am operating with myFT-897D connected up to the 10-60 meter vertical that I built back several years ago. This antenna continues to please me with how well it performs, and you will find more on this vertical antenna spread throughout this gallery, as well as my antenna gallery.
The FT-897D has the optional batteries located in the battery tray at the bottom of the transceiver, although in the photo, the transceiver is being powered by the 30 caliber 12 volt power-can.
The solar-panels were connected to the power-can, and were doing a respectable job of keeping them near the top in charge. If I would have operated long enough to threaten to deplete all the batteries depending on the lighting conditions, like continuing to operate into the night, I had my very compact 500 watt inverter-generator with a Genius 7.5 amp battery charger to re-charge all of the batteries if required.
If said it before, this all-mode transceiver may be the ultimate rig, with its ruggedized build and included batteries, for my way of operating in the field.
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Listen to the audio from one of the contacts that I made on this day......