So I was in the Wenatchee National Forest recently, see “It All Started with a Photo on Facebook“. I brought my KX3 and the new Buddie Pole. We drove up to the top of Red Mountain where the rest of our party did the 1 Mile hike to the fire tower there. I opted to stay in the parking area and set up a field station with the new antenna and a the KX3. Got good results on 20 meters, however for some unknown reason 40 meters would not get me anything better than a 24:1 SWR. Just as I was troubleshooting, the hikers returned so I had to stop and close down.