“In the desert you can remember your name”
“Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain”
– America, Horse With No Name
Went into the desert with a fellow LMI Monday night to do a little field radio work. Let’s just say it was somewhere in DN52. Six meters was pretty quiet, as was Ten. We did hear an ATSC pilot carrier for Channel 2, just a little above the noise floor, about an S2 max when we swung the beam North. FCC records show a station on CH2 up in Montana, so that makes sense. Also heard a fair amount of local/regional 11m AM & SSB activity from 26-28 Mhz. Of course the high-power CH6 guys were coming in loud and clear.
Only got about about an hour and a half worth of radio time in, but it was still a good exercise. Next time I’m gonna bring a sleeping bag and breakfast.
After writing technical non-fiction for 30 years (The Modern Survivalist, Down-Grid Communications, Cybertek, Phantasy, etc.), I decided to do something different.
“Various essays and photography by the creator of Cybertek: The Cyberpunk Technical Journal and Sparks31. Featuring the reports and observations of one Agent T.W. Lee, Interzone Intelligence. Some of it may be fact. Some may be fiction. It is up to you, the reader, to decide which is which.”
There will be more “T.W. Lee” material written, so stay tuned.
GRAND CONCLAVE OF THE PARTIES OF INTERZONE INTELLIGENCE AT CIRCLE OF HOPE: CHECK YOUR BOX FOR DETAILS…..
PERSONAL ATTENDANCE REQUIRED; SEND NO REPLICA. AGENT T.W. LEE SENDS….
MD Creedmore does a good blog with good info.
Ok, this was pretty funny and cool.
New additions to the library:
Dismantled a 2012 vintage 49 MC baby monitor pair last night. Still a lot of SMD, but the IC numbers were visible, and the primary RF parts were still thru-hole. Pictures later.