Good morning from the shackadelic #hamr zone coming off of Field Day weekend. I'm still hearing faint Morse code echoes between the hemispheres. On the other hand, the Five Cities buzz on the West Coast of California is 1A0C, Sovereign Military Order Of Malta and its pending activation over our 4th of July holiday week.
We are prepping our transceivers while watching the world wide cluster in addition to keeping our fingers crossed that Cycle 24 produces quiet conditions with an ample supply of sunspots.
The crows are bedded down for the evening. The Naked and Famous are playing over at YouTube. And I'm ever so curious because a Lost Island DX Society video appeared at Fi Ni Report. Yes, Leche and Macho, spoke about Field Day as a contest, transitioning into Field Day as an operating event, then an operating event is a contest.
Likewise, I couldn't figure out their identities although facial recognition software, may resolve the issue.
On the other hand, I discovered a pair of wireless artifacts at a recent hamfesting in Santa Maria, potentially; Atwater Kent variable condensers manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suggest an ancient society breadboard transmitter. This unit had the look and feel of technology once operated on the Lost Island.
Then, I came across this Collins R388/URR wireless receiver, with an odd numeric written on its tuning dial? I'm keeping in mind that a few of us are searching for the Lost Island and 250 is meaningful to our quest.
From left-to-right Ryan, K6RQT, Bill, N6WS, Scot, KA3DRR, Emerito, N6ETO, Brian, KG6WIK, and John, KG6RWF.
A job well done and the Beach Boys ARC enjoyed lots of #hamr fun through the weekend. The weather on the central coast of California was field day perfect both Saturday and Sunday. The engine that powers our ionosphere blazed sunshine on our land locked island with moderate to lite wind on Saturday afternoon with temperatures not exceeding 70 degrees.
Certainly, everyone is recovering after a full throttle effort at butt-in-the-chair time, setting up infrastructure, then tearing down. The effect was zombie like when I finally collapsed on the couch late Sunday afternoon. Some reported hearing long delayed echoes between their hemispheres after pulling field day duty.
Overall, the Beach Boys ARC logged 1,269 Qs while notching 97 percent of available multipliers missing only New Hampshire and two difficult Canadian provinces.
Lastly, I want to thank John, W6SL and his wife Becky for hosting the Beach Boys ARC as your hospitality, generosity, and gourmet food lead the club to a best ever record.