Actually at a point of post-move unpacking/sorting that I don't feel bad spending an evening throwing some RF into the sky.
super-antenna coil, military whip, precariously balanced on a ground spike, and 50W on 20m got me a 57 report from S57DX in Slovenia for my first QSO from the new gaff.
Happy with that for a fairly compromised antenna.
Finally worked out why my pi-star hotspot has been so quiet for the last week.
Hotspot security was enabled in #brandmeister #selfcare but I hadn't set the password in pi-star.
Once that was sorted, oh look, surprise surprise, I could see myself on the last heard page.
Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to put out some calls at a more sensible time when I'm not half asleep.
I've basically done no operating since gaining my licenses, as home is a flat in central London, so #DMR and #amsat are likely to be my immediate focus. Additionally, I'm sorting my car and shack-in-a-box for weekends away, so I can operate some HF (probably voice and #FT8 / #JS8Call ).
Step one: Update my pi-star hotspot, and DMR radio ✅