After doing the Mt Gingera summit drove part of the way to Mt Ginini Summit. Got to the top around 3:30pm
This is the site of VK1RGI, the major 2m repeater in the ACT along with air navigation and a heap of other services. There was a grassy area just down from the summit with copper logs. The mountain in the background is Mt Gingera which I just climbed.
set up the squid up on one of the copper logs supports and ran the dipole out to a couple of trees.
Set up the FT817 in the grass nearby. Tried 2m ht, heard Andrew VK1NAM, but couldn't read him well, probably overload from the nearby radios.
No problems on 40m though. Worked 17 stations in VK1/VK2/VK3. Worked John, VK2YW in Wagga Wagga. Later on we tried a contact on 2m FM, no go, so tried SSB. Could weakly hear each other : ) This on an FT817 rubber ducky whip and 5W!
Thought might have got rained on but a false alarm. Nice and cool at altitude...Packed up around 5pm, drove home.