Travis and Joe challenge me at the Flambeau River State Forest, WI POTA K-4349 to a homebrew antenna contest. Will we make amazing contacts or will our radiators fail spectacularly? Either way, hijinks will ensue.

Michael’s Awesome Chili Seasoning:
(makes 4 quarts of chili)
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
3-4 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp cumin
heavy dash cayenne or chipotle powder
salt and pepper to taste

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00:00 Wisconsin Concrete Park
01:10 Flambeau River State Forest
01:39 Nueske’s Bacon!
02:19 Random Wire
04:36 Homebrew Antenna Challenge
06:41 random wire end fed antenna
09:27 Homebrew end fed half wave
10:48 Raising the antenna increase performance
14:46 15m DX contacts
17:20 Chili dinner
17:51 Conclusion

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