I got all the pieces and put it together tonight...
MegaWatt S-400-12 PSU
N9TAX Slim Jim Dual Band Antenna
Orange Traffic Cone
(I will put some holes in the cone so I can stake it down...it's pretty heavy duty. I also have some stainless steel eyelets I can put on the painter's pole if I want to put some guy lines on it.)
Had my first QSO with KD0MSP (thanks Anthony!) and I'm listening to the 1930L net on 145.130...27 check ins! Pretty cool stuff!
I also ordered one of those cheap, Chinese Baofeng HTs...I figured I'd give it a try for $45 shipped. It has some decent reviews on eHam and some other sites.
So, where do you guys hang out on 2m?
Dave / KD0PGD