Using my new Yaesu FT-60 this week has been fun.

Relearning things about how radios actually work.  Yesterday, while talking on the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club’s UHF repeater from our front year was reminded that moving as little as 12 inches could make all the difference.

I just changed the direction of how I was standing and was told that my signal had dropped off.  Went back, by just turning my body back to the right, while not actually moving physically, I was told that I again had a strong signal.

Also surprised at all the traffic I’m able to hear on 146.520, the National Simplex Frequency.

Once again that’s just using the Antenna that came with the radio.  Can’t imagine what it will be like with an antenna on our roof.

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