2016 Stone Mountain Hamfest

Last weekend I attended the 2016 Stone Mountain Hamfest. It was my first time attending a hamfest and I guess I chose to attend on the wrong day. Everyone started packing up shortly after I arrived. Even though there weren’t many vendors left when I got there I did get a chance to speak to different hams about antennas, DX, and picked up a few tips. Purchasing a new 5/8 wave 2m and 70cm antenna, mag-mount, and connector were the high point of the event for me. While leaving the event I set it up on the VX-7R that my uncle (KC2ZOM) gave me and began testing it out. It has since allowed me to hit most of the local …