Latest update from inside DRR's shackadelic in Shell Beach, California. I'm stoked to report modest growth as an additional monitor handles SpotCollector traffic in addition a few more radials for my low profile antenna system. Four radials were routed through undergrowth and face south. I'm hoping each one is deep enough to avoid being cut by the weed whacker? Let's see what happens because my previous three were torn to shreds early last week.
Follow my RadioSport results to the right of the page and note my latest challenge efforts --
CW Open Early Morning
CW Open Mid-Afternoon
Hawai'i QSO Party
Currently, I'm chasing and logging Coloradio Qs in the Colorado QSO Party through Saturday afternoon with five Qs in the log thus far. Five Cities operators are wondering why spectrum space on 10 and 15m seems empty given the recent upsurge in Cycle 24? Lastly, I want to congratulate QDH for logging two hundred and one countries, that's ham on!
The Five Cities Barbecue results are in and the contest log reflects stellar propagation for participants. We are fortunate that a few good operators live near the central coast including world record holder, 40 zone adventurer Dick Norton, N6AA in addition one World Radio Team Championship referee. Likewise, several DXCC Honor Roll achievements to include 5 Band DXCC, each of them are leading the way for the Beach Boys Amateur Radio Club.