Summer months are made for antenna maintenance and preparing for Field Day. Also, discovering an archive of television shows that I do not have time for during the work week on NetFlix. Currently, I'm watching Battlestar Galactica beginning with series one, episode one after watch LOST series one, episode seven. Also, I watched John Carter, a Walt Disney film offering on high definition last night. I was entertained with Carters visually rich graphics, his falling in love with the Princess of Mars, and an interesting twist about the fate of Mars.
On the other hand, the central coast enjoyed a wonderful weather weekend especially in the Five Cities. We soaked in sunny afternoons with clear blue skies while temperatures soared into the low 70s with heavy summer winds. Our afternoon conditions were perfect enough to begin maintenance on the KLM KT34. I scrubbed aluminum with 00 steel wool then sprayed hardware with WD40 prior to removal. My plan is to begin breaking down elements for further maintenance and remove significant corrosion at element to boom attach points.
Additionally, the Beach Boys ARC gathered at SL's antenna farm and continued our preparation for Field Day, in less than two weeks. The Cushcraft 4 element tri-bander and Butternut HF9V are positioned. Likewise, we re-drafted our plans to include stubs, reducing boom length for greater beam width on 6m, and networking our computers. I'm learning a lot from the old timers who have depth and technical experience.
Well, dinner time is fast approaching and I have an episode or two of Battlestar Galactica to finish, in fact, the remake series is visually stunning on high definition including great character performance.
Life is wireless.