Today feels like a Sunday because 1) I have to go back to work tomorrow and 2) Lynn and I went to the PX on Fort Carson to shop a bit. It has been kind of a ritual that when we do not have any else to do.
However, yesterday was a non-SOTA hike in Muller State Park. A few pictures.
|Lynn looking into the valley|
|A lot of snow in the shaded areas|
|Rock Pond is just about all frozen|
Before going to Fort Carson we went to a local Electronics outlet that sells wire, components, connectors etc… I had a list and got out of there in record time. I needed more teflon wire and picked up some for a friend. The only thing I did not find was RG-174 but I found a good on-line source for better quality stuff than what I have been using. I could spend hours there but I think Lynn was really bored.
After that we went to Fort Carson and I noticed the military supply store (kind of like a surplus store) had rearranged and they had a little pouch that I thought either the KX1 or MTR would fit in. It turns out the bigger of the two (the KX1) does fit and I have more than enough space with the MTR in there.
Without seeing a MTR it is hard to imagine the size but here is a shot of my field radios.
|Left to Right: KX3, KX1, ATS4b and MTR|
Here is a picture of the case or I should say pouch I found today. It will clip to my belt and is only slightly bigger than my portable camera case.
|The case I found today|
|Patriot Outfitter (PatriotOutfitters.com)|
As I did not summit today, I did get to chase a few activators. I worked Dan, NA6MG, Mark, K7NEW, and just worked Steve, wG0AT, who is on Mount Herman with the cremated remains of his lead pack goat, Rooster. It makes me sad all over again but I know Steve needs the closure and maybe we all do.