Frankenstorm

Here in the US we usually have a “storm of the century” every few years, but this coming week we’re having a “storm of a lifetime”.  Dubbed by the media as “Frankenstorm”, Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit the east coast somewhere between the North Carolina/Virginia border and New York City sometime on Monday.  A few hours ago the models were putting the path right over my QTH, and now they’re projecting the path south of the Radio Artisan lab.  Either way we’re going to get a bunch of rain, probably 6 to 10 inches.  Earlier in the week it was looking like the hurricane would collide with a high pressure system from Canada that would turn it into a monster snowstorm, essentially a “noreaster”  snow hurricane!

So today I’m busy getting gas for the generator, stockpiling water, putting away anything that isn’t tied down, and installing some temporary guy lines on my modest 40 foot tower.  In addition to the generator, I have 150 Ah of solar-charged battery to run rigs.  Since we live in the country we’re pretty well stocked up on food, ammo, and liquor should things get ugly.  The only bad thing is that I work at home, so there’s no excuse to not get to work next week.


3 Responses to “Frankenstorm”

  • Fred Bernquist AE2DX:

    It sounds like you’re well prepaired, we also are in the country although we are in Florida but are always prepaired also, we also have rain barrels for catching and storeing water. Good luck hope their is no damage from trees thats what we have allot of here. 73s .

  • W3FIS:

    We are in Fenwick Island, DE. Right in line with the sucker. Hopefully, we get mostly moderate winds. We expect storm surges. I am about 4 miles inland off Rt. 54, so unless an estuary/creek near us goes over, we are probably Ok.

    73 /paul W3FIS

  • Kb3hg:

    Am in Newark, De. Trees are the worry at my location. Only wish I had a bigger generator. maybe after the storm. A little more cleanup left and going to get family settled down tomorrow. My four boys are at a scout camp up by you this weekend. Pipersville I believe.
    Good luck and 73,
    Tom

    Paul,
    Hope you are ok also. Are you in the mandatory evacuation area?
    I will listen to the Bears network of repeaters as well as scanning the local ones.

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