Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Where's South Dakota ?

It's South Dakota's turn as K6JSS/0 this week. As noted by Ron WB3AAL on QRPSPOTS, Jerry NR5A, one of South Dakota's most active QRPers, has been in the hospital recently and just got home.

Don't push yourself, Jerry!  Your health is way more important than a stint behind the radio.  I hope you're feeling better soon!

I attended the "Parent's Meeting" of my son's Boy Scout troop this evening.  Sometime this coming month, their camping trip is going to be to one of the NJ State Parks in Central New Jersey.  Yes, folks, NJ is NOT only what you saw during the opening sequence of "The Sopranos".  We have lots more than highways and the New Jersey Turnpike.  There are tons of lots of wonderful natural, unbuilt areas - you just have to know where to go.

Anyway, the trip will be to Cheesequake State Park, which is right along the Cheesequake fault. Bet you folks didn't know that we have an active earthquake fault line in New Jersey.  I was asked to do a Amateur Radio presentation that weekend during the camp out.  Sound like a prime opportunity to break out the K2 (so the kids can listen to some SSB as well as CW) and the 88 foot doublet.  I'm not sure when the trip is scheduled for; but I wouldn't be surprised if it was Field Day weekend.  If it is, at least there'll be lots of opportunities for the boys to get on the air for a bit.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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