Ham radio is the best hobby at least from my perspective. Our advocation is delivering on it's promise that we will be there both in good times and in emergencies. I'm positive that current events will re-emphasize the meaning of and spirit of Field Day scheduled for next month.
The Beach Boys Amateur Radio Club started preparing for the annual emergency exercise over the weekend. We started with our donated Explorer 14 tri-bander antenna. Our club prepped hardware and assembled the beam. Two of the merry band of operators donated hot dogs and condiments for the barbecue that followed. Many thanks to John and Kord!
We are beginning to make plans for the ARRL VHF QSO Party scheduled for early June. The season for the magic band has arrived and we are scouting locations for this event.
I caught a brief opening into Florida early this morning before 20m closed to the south. Cycle 24 big numbers are welcomed however the A-index was not low profile, low power friendly as I logged three FQP stations. It's three more Qs as I move toward my 10k CW goal.
Lastly, I'm making plans for Dayton in the meantime I'm purchasing my airline ticket this week. If you have plans to be there let me know because I'd like to meet for a greet.
Radio Dawg is napping and I took a nap earlier in the afternoon as well. Kimberly is on her way home after a visit to Long Beach. A family relative celebrated his 90th birthday. Our late afternoon weather is simply stunning that is sunny skies and moderately warm temperatures.
Good DX from the shackadelic on the beach.
P.S. Hope to see you in Dayton.