At the SOTA dinner, I was very proud to tell some other activators that I carry several items in double in my backpack. This came in very handy as I wanted to set up on DM/BW-038, Lemberg.
I was missing my power cable !
This is a short cable of abt. 25 cm with PowerPoles on one side, and a round connector which fits the KX3 at the other end.
No problem for my activation, I quickly took my backup cable.
But where could the first one be ?
I suppose it must have slipped my hands while packing at DM/BW-041, Wandbühl , where I had set up in the woods, looking for some shade, but having trouble with lots of flies …
Before descent , I had my rig send a last aprs beacon, then shut it down, so I suppose the cable must be closest to the arrow in this picture. The track I followed is the thin yellow line.
(I’ve found a cache or three while out wandering simply because I spotted a location, thought “That looks like a geocache hiding spot!”, looked, and found it. The problem then is finding the cache on the website in order to log it. )
Congratulations to the callsign!
Perhaps you have fun in APRS Caching?
Despite not being an active geocacher I am informed about it and had some funny occasions. On former DM/BM-116 (deleted due to P150) I knew the place of the geocache. Once a group of cachers was looking for it but did not find it. So I was asking “Are you looking for the geocache?” They were a bit embarrassed about being asked by a muggle. But as I turned out to be only a semi-muggle giving them the hint to find the cache they were delighted.
Another funny story: On DM/HE-128 I found the geocache by chance and signed in with my callsign. There is also an official summit book for the muggles, but the cachers did not sign into this one.