Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the Jeep fitted out with the new antennas that I picked up at Dayton. So, we have to revert back to the Subaru with its halos. However, we will take our older home brew yagi antennas with wooden booms and and try to set up at various places. Because we will be setting up and taking down (a tedious process), we will not make it to all the grids we want to. (In fact, if it becomes too troublesome, we just might bag the beams entirely.) Also, we may be limited to one band at a time on a beam. Enroute, we will try to monitor 144.250, so give us a shout there from time to time and follow our progress. Bands covered will be 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz, on both sets of antennas. When running the bands, expect to be on .250 on all bands for the handoff.
In addition to not having our new antennas ready (6 foot rover beams from DEMI), we have had some problems with our laptop. On our trip to Dayton a few weeks ago, Mario (the laptop) decided he no longer wants to read CD-roms. I've determined that it is a hardware problem and not something as simple as a missing driver. Thus, we will have no real-time gps navigation with moving maps. I'll print out the details in advance, hopefully this will get us to where we want to go. Let's keep our fingers crossed that he holds up for the contest software (WriteLog).
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