1821 Westlake 2

The view went from intensely colorful to perfectly colorless on this “May Gray” visit to 1,821′

14 MAY 2021 W6/CT-228

I left my house in Topanga at a quarter past five AM on a drizzly morning. The last time I headed for 1,821′, there had been a 21ºF gradient in Topanga Canyon. This time the deep marine layer kept the temperature within 2 degrees through the length and depth of Topanga Canyon. The sunrise was equally contrasted: last trip was a wild pallet of color, this trip was flat “May Gray.”

20 meters was in good shape, but I had no luck on the other bands. Florida was my furthest contact with John KI6EAB/W4, who was in California, but needed his remote station in Florida to hear me.

The lack of a view on this activation left me with taking shots of my station set up

Here is a wide view of the station. A bench on the summit made a fine table and mast support
It was pretty wet.
mast support
With the doublet the feedline needs to be elevated above ground and kept away from metal objects

Published by wringmaster

I'm a graphic artist in the movie business. When I was a kid I got interested in astronomy. When it would get too cloudy to observe the heavens, my buddy and I would sit at the VFO of his Hallicrafters S 38c like safe crackers trying to coax faraway signals out of that humble radio. My love of astronomy and radio survive to this day fifty+ years later.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: