Snow, Sun, and Hams.
I apologize for my absence from the blog, but my granddaughter was in Alaska visiting for the first time, and I haven’t seen her for almost eight years. Today I sit serenely here in my cabin looking out over the woods and there is some kind of a bright yellow disk high up in the sky. It has, it seems, been weeks since the sun made any meaningful appearance and the past couple of sunlit days are more than welcome. And no I am not trying to torture you who live in the lower ’48’ with the many weeks of sun and heat, it is just an observation from this old man.
In general not much for me to comment on, partially because I haven’t been able to read my usual news sources, so I will try and leave the national scene alone for this posting. The summer rain has my yard looking like an impenetrable jungle, still blocking my router antenna so it will be a while longer before I can get back into commenting on the daily folly’s of our elected leaders and the posting of new photographs.
I will, however, make this one observation… It seems strange to me that there has not been some call from the White House for new gun laws because of the recent actions of a couple of mentally unbalanced individuals. Could it be he is thinking of courting the gun lobby? I do see a few congressional members asking for more and stricter laws, but it is strangely quiet over on Pennsylvania avenue.
Yes we have had our first road condition alert because of snow. It seems that four inches of the stuff fell almost at once causing hazardous road conditions up on the Dalton Highway. To those who don’t know, this does not mean winter is here. Because in Alaska it can and has snowed in every month of the year. This is just natures way of reminding those who live in the woods that winter is just around the corner and we should be getting ready.
For those hams (Amateur radio operators) who are trying to have a ‘QSO’/conversation with me on the radio. I have been on the air for three days now and the farthest my signal has reached is Idaho. I will try again next week (starting on Monday) at 21:00 on 14.345 or if it is occupied, somewhere close by that frequency. I also wish to once again thank those that have written to me about my article in QST. Your words have given this old man a sense of accomplishment.
My daughter sent me an email saying they are catching Salmon in the Chena river in Fairbanks
So maybe tomorrow night it will be BBQ’d Salmon