Tuesday, June 25, 2024

You know what we could use next Field Day?

Just some quick thoughts.

Someone mentioned on Facebook that these worked great for them.

Personal neck fans - I have to tell you, anything that would have helped beat the heat would have been nice. The temps were in the 90s with the Temperature Humidity Index over 100F. I am going to purchase one of thee for myself sometime before next Field Day. (Of course, once I do so, that will GUARANTEE that next year, Field Day will be chillier than normal! Just like buying a snowblower insures a snow-less Winter!)

And one of these might have been nice - an electric bug zapper.

We were overrun by beetles during the overnight. I thought they were Japanese beetles as that's what they looked like to me, but I was told they were not. But whatever type of beetle they were, they were pesky little varmints. And they were getting into everything! A few flew into my hair, a couple more down my shirt. Ugh. If you were drinking anything from an open cup, you always had to take a look before taking a sip. Yuck.

Maybe spraying the area with one of those commercial yard foggers before we set up might help, too. The heavy rain we experienced kept the mosquitoes at bay, but the beetles were something else, again.  I had forgotten about those little devils from previous Field Days. They made a nuisance of themselves at Putnam Park, too.

72 de Larry W2LJ

QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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