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Ready to get back at it


#1

It has now been over a year since I fell and broke my shoulder while hiking out from an activation at Point Reyes, as discussed in a previous thread (thanks to all for the encouraging words back then!). I have been back to work since early March and have been building my strength and flexibility back up. My confidence has also returned to a level where I’m ready to get back out and start hiking up some hills again. So far, I have done only one activation this year: an easy drive-up (Big Hill, W6/NS-290) while driving home from a vacation at Lake Tahoe.

The caveat to my getting out and doing some real activations is that the XYL is adamant that I not go out into the wilderness alone any more (for understandable reasons–I was lucky that there were other people nearby when I hurt myself). Life is much easier if she is happy.

I am posting this to put out a request that anyone thinking of operating in W6-Land keep me in mind if they are looking for a second to activate with them. With my current work and family schedule, I am available mostly on Mondays and alternate Saturdays, although weekends may up for negotiations with the XYL.

Feel free to message me here or email me at w6sae@arrl.net.

On a vaguely related note, I’m looking forward to Pacificon in San Ramon, California, next month. I hope the W6 SOTA group will be having their lunchtime get-together again.

Thanks!

73, Steve W6SAE


#2

Hi Steve

Good to read your are returning to SOTA and portable ops.

Good luck with your future activations.

Regards

Andrew VK1AD


#3

Thanks, Andrew! It’s nice to hear from you again. I hope all is well.


#4

Glad to hear you’re ready to come out again.

K6EL announced the lunch here and on the nasota mailing list: 7th annual free Sota lunch Hope to see you there!


#5

Thanks! I hope to make it.