Field Day 2006


I spent my field day 2006 at São Gotardo hotel, situated in Itaipava National Park Mountains circa 5.250 feet above sea level.

The FT817 is powered by a Duracell DR-36 lap top battery (12 volts X 4 amps).

The battery and the way to keep it in place, can be seen on the article POWERING THE FT-817 on this web site.


The weather was windy and cold and was very difficult to access the FT817 controls using leather gloves.

The night was coming and the winds getting stronger and I decided return the equipment to the pack and open a good wine bottle beside the fire in my wife’s company.

PY1 AHD ALEX (Alexandre Grimberg).
e-mail: py1ahd@ig.com.br