March 2016, my family took a short holiday to the Quachita Mountain National Forest on the Arkansas/Oklahoma state lines. The grid square is EM24. We were camping in our travel trailer at Queen Wilhelmina State Park.
During the week, Dave KG5CCI came to visit. He lives in Little Rock in neighboring grid EM34. Dave has some family in the area so it was convenient for him to come play in the mountains with me for one afternoon.
While we didn’t have the opportunity to work many satellite passes together, we did have a lot of fun on one AO-7 and one FO-29 pass. Dave made a good contact with the UK on a ~2 degree window from one of the many overlooks along the Talimena Scenic Road (Ark. 88.)
We stopped along another overlook as we made our way to camp and worked one FO-29 pass together. He setup his station a few meters away.
During station setup, we had a little fun demonstrating polarity (mis)alignment: