Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].
Hurricane Sandy has doubled her speed from 14 MPH to 28 MPH and has made landfall around the Cape May area of New Jersey.
Courtesy of Wunderground
I now know what a Christmas Tree feels like, with the lights blinking on and off so much. But hey, at least for now they are continuing to come back on. The next six hours or so should be the worst.
I have switched from the desktop to the laptop. The desktop doesn’t seem to like the sudden power downs too much.
72 de Larry W2LJ
Q!RP – When you care to send the very least!
Posting this from work (where we are on generator power). Power and the Internet went out for good last night at 8:00 PM. The rain never got terribly bad; but the winds were something else. It did rain hard; but in our section of New Jersey, flooding isn’t as bad as we had it with Irene. All night long, it looked like a lightning storm; but it turned out those were just power line transformers blowing up and lighting up the sky.
When I woke up this morning, South Plainfield looked like a war zone. There are trees and power lines down on just about every block. PSE&G, the local utility, states that power may not be back up until next Monday …. maybe.
On the bright side, the W2LJ residence fared very well. A major limb of that maple in my back yard snapped off; but it didn’t hit anything on the way down. Both antennas are still up; but the Butternut vertical is so darn stealthy that it even took me a few moments to locate if. For a few quck heart beats, I thought it was gone!
Thanks for all you thoughts and prayers. Thety were appreciated – and now ours go out to those who didn’t fare as well as we did.
Hope to resume regular posting as soon as I can.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!
Good to hear you are ok.