Wire, trees, and kites

Amateur Radio is a lot of fun. I talked with Kourt, KB5PRZ. He was on the gulf coast of South Texas at Mustang Island State Park on the beach camping in his VW Camper van with a small group of other VW Camper van owners. His antenna has been up for a day or two... a long wire attached to kite flying in the air about 100 ft high attached to the bumper of his VW Camper Van. He was loud and clear here in Marysville Ohio. He also said I was making it over the noise there good with my IC 718, G5RV JR antenna, running 100 watts on 40 meters.


How neat is it, that with a wire antenna strung up between 2 trees about 15-20 ft high at my place in Marysville, Ohio I can talk to someone on the beach in South Texas that has an antenna that is a long wire attached to a kite flying in the air without the use of the internet or a phone! Amateur Radio is such a fantastic hobby.


KB5PRZ has pictures of his VW Camper van on his QRZ page here

https://www.qrz.com/db/KB5PRZ  He has a really nice setup.