Parks On The Air Review After 6 Days With KC1QDZ – Jim

Parks On The Air From San Diego Review From Team PAWA KC1QDZ – Jim 

From: Michael Nye <n1ntm@hotmail.com&gt;
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 
To: Team PAWA
Subject: Review – Parks on the air Report And Photos – From PAWA Team Member KC1QDQ – Jim / Below

 

KC1QDZ QRT from San Diego after six days, twelve activations, eight references. I beat that car like a rented mule. My favorite park remains Cabrillo National Monument (K-0907), although from Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (K-1142) I unaccountably hit Europe repeatedly, including F4ILH Jean Baptiste Coppin, George OE4JHW and a couple of other operators while having Japanese hunters calling at the same time. Surreal.

Hunters: don’t panic or send me worried emails if I haven’t logged you yet. I’ve been on vacation and I’m uploading them slowly. I’ll be all caught up by the end of the day tomorrow. I’m grateful to all the hunters!

Big shout-out to my XYL for insisting I accompany her on what was for her, a work trip. It really was the opportunity of a lifetime for me, a New Englander. Thanks, babe!

Next up, 16 Feb to 23 Feb: I’ll be CT/KC1QDZ from the “Blue Island” of Faial in the Azores. Eighteen ATNOs to activate! I hope to activate as many as I can while remaining married, and I hope to have you in my log. 73 from Jim KC1QDZ
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View into Tijuana K-3578 

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Huge thanks to my XYL for making this trip happen!

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I skipped the nature walk at K-3578

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Palomar Mountain K-1181 was almost mu undoing especially when local net declined
To take my check-in for POTA purposes, but I got it done 

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At Cabrillo NM/Point Loma. No, the thought never crossed my jmind

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Next up: Faial in mid-February. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward
To this trip

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So surprised to hit Europe on 15m from Cuyamaca Rancho, especially
With this mountain in the way

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Surprisingly good reports on 20m from Chameleon whip fully extended, one radial
less good on 15m

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View toward San Diego from K-0209 San Diego Bay NWR


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