With a Little Help From My Friends
Scott and Michele arrived at noon, just in time for a pasta with shrimp, peas and mushroom lunch, after their 8-hour drive from San Francisco.
The hamsters are checking out the U-Haul where three radio stations will be installed
Peter's Van where Scott will operate
A cold beer is deserved after the equipment is loaded
A delicious BBQ steak dinner to fortify the crew
After dinner, final inspection before leaving at 7:00 PM to claim our parking spots on the hill.
We won't know what we forgot until we get there...
Saturday morning, Elsa just brought Michele and breakfast, lox and bagel with fruit and chicken sandwiches and potato salald for lunch
Notice this is 7:00 AM on Saturday morning. Cars have been arriving since 4:30 AM for hiking and biking on the nearby trails.
The 9-Foot Cargo Van was much more comfortable than the 10-foot truck we used last year
Michele's station... 144, 220 and 440 FM and logging computer.
Gary Standard, K6GSX, arrives with the tower trailer.
Installing the 6m beam on the van rotator. It isn't heavy, just awkward.
Ready to go for the 11:00 AM Saturday starting time.
Scott, ready to see how many contacts he can make, with a basket of snacks to enjoy all day
Having another station spot your call helps on a slow Sunday afternoon.
Michele, showing how this is supposed to be done.
6:00 PM Saturday evening Elsa just brought sushi, dumplings and Happy Hour for our tired bones, later taking Michele home for a good night's rest
Sunday morning at 7:00 AM, Elsa brought breakfast of eggs benedict with fruit. and Michele back for another long day of making radio contacts.
A good time was had by all who survived...
Sparky was late to the party and eager to leave.
6 AM Monday morning, Scott is busy loading his Prius back up
Scott and Michelle debating how to load the car
All this for a weekend. Laugh
If Scott loads the car, nothing fits.
Going Out in Style