Living The Dream

So today, I logged BJ, AH0/WA7WRJ who was operating in the Mariana Islands. I do not normally look people up on QRZ, but for some reason I searched him out just to see what was what. Turns out, he is living the dream, sailing from island to island around the pacific and putting rare parks and islands on the air.

From his QRZ page is a link to a blog and boat tracking page where you can see where he has been and when under sail, where he is going all kind of neat if you ask me.

While sailing is not really my thing, the idea of hopping from island to island and doing some radio does sound rather appealing to a parks guy like me. And while I might not ever be able to do this, its nice to see some are out there living the dream.


40m Vertical Almost Finished

The 40m vertical is up and running. I just need to make another 4 radials and a ton more lawn staples and peg the crap out of it and leave it be till the grass grows over the wires. Cant say I enjoy building antennas and i still need to make the radiator out of aluminum, but that is going to wait a while. Now i just need some 40m signals so i can see how its working.


Radial Day

Not much fun scalping the lawn to lay radials when you have hay fever HAHAHA. Stupid fucking runny nose and watery eyes that feel like sand. Not sure I will get the radials all laid before the rain hits, but i am making progress. Next job is to pull down the existing antenna and lift its radials.


40m Vertical

So I have finally pulled my finger out my arse and should have the antenna actually built and ready to use in a couple of days. Tomorrow I head to the hardware to get the bits I need to finish it off and monday I will lay the radials and erect the radiator. I have only been talking about it for the last 12 months LOL and will finally be able to take down my portable antenna and return it to the portable station.