Salmon Run And Ham Radio Fun

Logging Qs this afternoon in the Salmon Run was a lot of ham radio fun
inside the shack relaxation zone. Signals ranged from arm chair copy
to light with more than one unique call going into the database. I
listened on 15 and 10m yet Cycle 24 needs a little more punch for my
low profile, low power station. Admittedly, there are a few of us
local ops, wishing upon a sunspot where the high bands are fully

A few locals either upgraded their antenna systems or performed
maintenance chores like treating for corrosion or added a new antenna.
Sunspots or the lack thereof has not stopped anyone from having fun
with ham radio. Fred has nearly completed his Route 66 award and his
VUCC received its certification.

Traditional cards continue arriving in the mailbox with countries like
Chile and Galapogas Islands now confirmed in addition to blogger AE5X
and longtime RadioSport operators. My approach is crafting fun out of
our tradition of exchanging cards like KB6NU who collects a callsign
that makes a word.

Scot Morrison, KA3DRR, is a regular contributor to and writes from California, USA.

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