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Portable Emergency Radio Operations at St. Anthony's Hospital

On Novemebr 23, 2013 amateur radio members from B.E.A.R.S. set up a field station at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg. A radio was set up with an antenna stretched between two palm trees and run with 12 volt batteries(emergency power setup) and a solar panel. During the day we made contact with amateur radio operators in Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain and Hungary.

We also discussed amateur radio with a fewpeople who stopped to talk with us.

An Elk VHF/UHF antenna on tripod did a decent job for our local communication
A brief-case solar panel to trickle charge our batteries
Our station setup
Chris (KJ4JHT) ready for action
Chris (KJ4JHT) logging while Gretchen (KK4ECJ) is talking to Spain
We truly had 30 feet of wire stretched between 2 palm trees!
Spreading the word
CHris (KJ4JHT) and Desiree talking around the world
With a chance of rain we moved our station under better shelter
Thank you for a fun day, St. Anthony's hospital!