Those wonderful crisp, cool, low-humidity, days have ended and it warmed up to 89F here today. This evening I decided to step into the backyard and see if I could put one or two in the log. Same setup as last time. KX3, battery, AX1 antenna with the 40M extender and a counterpoise strewn on the ground. This time I used the new little straight key and worked Lloyd, K3ESE (SKCC #19100S) who was in MD despite noisy band conditions on 40 meters. QRP-to-QRP is always a special treat.

Setup time was three minutes, and everything needed fits snug in the carry bag.