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J6 Portable humble beginnings

I started doing portable just for fun and it still is just for fun… I used to call up and text all the j6 operators and invite them.. bring a coke bring a piece of chicken and lets play radio on the beach… some came others not but we had fun and that was how the J6 Portable Group began… the year was early 2012! we are into our fourth year on the beach!

We were joined oftentimes by J69EN Junior, J66BF Fabian, J66CD Ian still with us, J66CE Jason , J66AG Dwayne (sk) and others for the CB fraternity also… just saying, those were good days… and actually still are! just check j6 Portable Group!!

A few photos of those early early days….

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j6 Portable

Yesterday was a last minute decision, the eldest boy called us what are you doing? let’s head to the beach! So we cooked lunch (well Filita did) and packed up the pickup and all of us headed to Pigeon Point Beach ( in google maps )
I setup on 15 meters since that was the band that was predicted to be ‘open’most for the day. in the morning worked a couple of stations but the band was not in very good shape. Late afternoon the band was a bit better and worked a good few stations. I did get to work a number of nice contacts. All in all it was a fun day of Bbq, Beers, Bikinis, Buddipole 🙂 we had good fun as a family and also on the air.

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Portable on the Beach

This morn we were slow in deciding if we were heading to the beach or not, the weather was not promising and kinda in between rain and sun shine. But by ten we decided it looked good enough, so started getting ready. I loaded the Icom 706mkII and the buddipole into the pickup, Of course also the tarp etc etc was loaded. Continue reading