An excellent afternoon spent at San Luis Obispo Regional Airport touring the world of aviation. The Lockheed Research aircraft was, at one time, flown by Howard Hughes. One knows when this particular aircraft is flying by the sound of its distinctive engines. The hot trainer featured a joystick-like control with advanced avionics also a parachute for the aircraft much like an ejection seat for a fighter pilot. Fascinating safety feature. We ended up eating hotdogs after our tour and called it a great Saturday. This weekend, I worked Minnesota on Friday evening (30-meters) and Idaho early Sunday morning on 40-meters. Both stations in the CW portion of the bands. Japan just above the noise floor on 40-meter CW early Saturday morning. One day propagation will cooperate. We're moving toward Labor Day weekend and our small beach community is packed. Radio Dawg took me for a walk and the traffic was intense at the Shell Beach Road exit. She decided to change direction and thankfully so. I observed a playful sea otter in the kelp beds while Radio Dawg busied herself making new doggy friends. She has excellent social skills. 73 from the shack.
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