Attended the six meter BBQ today here in Austin, met K3LR, and several other hams who are avid 6 meter enthusiasts.
The room was filled with so much talent and wisdom, I felt like a total noob! I learned so much today, and have been energized to get on 6 meters with some more effort next 6 meter season.
The more and more I eye the Flex radios, the more I want a 6000 series. Learned more about the newer 6400 being released soon too. David, from Elecraft was there, I had just seen him at HamCom in Plano. Flex & Elecraft are the top choices of DXpeditioners worldwide and I learned why today. Flex is also working on an adaptive predistortion radio project like the Anan is. If you’ve never heard a signal with adaptive predistortion, it’s quite literally the cleanest signal I’ve ever heard on the air.
A big thank you to DX Engineering & FlexRadio for hosting this event and inviting me out to document the very educational presentations!
I met several folks with whom I’ve had a QSO with before, which is always awesome to put a face to a callsign. Bout the nicest group of folks here today.
I’m making several part series videos to split up what would otherwise be a long video. But here are a few photos and memories from today’s event.
I plan on making this a regular occurrence every year. Some interesting stuff can be done with 6m with relatively small antennas up not too high. This I need to be taking advantage of in my situation.