Thank you W6HMT for whipping me in Stillwater.
Somewhere after Fernly NV, I lost my 6 foot whip for my Tarheel. Contest over, cancel the reservations. Finis and I did not even get to start.
Vivian and I decided to look at some property in Fallon. Afterwards, we headed to Stillwater the former county seat for Churchill county. While reading the historical marker a truck with lots of quills rolled by and stopped just ahead. We pull forward and got out and chatted.
Turns out it was a fellow ham from California who just happens to own a small piece of land in Stillwater. As luck would have it, W6HMT just happens to have a spare 5 ft whip he could sell me. Checked it out and it tunes on 75m. Back in business.
Later, we roll by W6GJB as he was scouting on 50 near Erueka. He was headed to Antelope Pass for a final check on their White Pine site.
Good luck guys.
73… time to check that radio and computer are ready for 6 am tomorrow.