[amsat-bb] Monday evening & Tuesday, trip wrap-up...
saguaroastro at cox.net
Wed Oct 21 23:48:50 UTC 2015
When I activate Summits for SOTA, I have a small plaque about a foot square
that I put near my operating position near where passersby will be. It says:
What is this nut doing?
Hello My name is Rick and I am an amateur radio operator or as most know us;
a ham radio operator. My Call sign is K7TEJ.
I am operating in a program hams call SOTA: Summits on the Air. the idea is
to hike up to the Summit of certified peaks, set up a portable station and
try to contact as many other hams as we can. My Station is capable of making
contacts around the world.
Please feel free to watch and ask question during breaks in the action. Just
beware, hams like to talk about our hobby!
I find this helps alleve any concerns passersby may have about me being in
league with the forces of evil.
Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Thunderbird Radio Club
SaguaroaAstro at cox.net
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of J. Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 4:21 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Monday evening & Tuesday, trip wrap-up...
On Wed, 21 Oct 2015 22:54:12 +0000, "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)"
<amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> In between these two passes, I had an interesting - and quick - meeting
> with a pair of Port Huron police officers. As soon as I explained what I
> was doing, they mentioned that I was not on the Wendy's property, that it
> would close in a few minutes, and I was OK to be out there. They also said
> the Wendy's manager made the call to the police, seeing me outside with my
> gear and "waving an antenna around".
I wonder if it would be a good idea to do what some contest rovers here
in Japan do when they set up at a scenic overlook or a park with huge
stacked yagis on top of their vans, to avoid misunderstandings -- they
put up little flags next to their vehicles that read "Amateur Radio In
J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
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