Saturday April 23, 2022QCX-Mini out for its first field use
The Presidio of San Francisco National Historic Site (K-7889) is a five minute drive from my home QTH so it's the easy choice for a spur of the moment POTA activation attempt. Since I had some free time, good weather, and the itch to play radio I went for it today.
The Presidio is undergoing a multi-year transformation from an old overgrown Army post to a very well manicured National Park. It's actually becoming a challenge to find some out of the way spot to raise an antenna and do some POTA where you will not be swarmed with cyclists or trampled by hordes of joggers. Add to that, the fact that the Presidio really doesn't want your car in their park, future activation attempts might have to be walk-in only.Spiderbeam EFHW overlooking the Pacific
Even though it was a Saturday, I got in early enough to park at the WW2 Memorial Monument which overlooks Sharks Beach and…