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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
73, Steve W6SAE