We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program…

So we had a minor hiccup with field day.  Our station is currently off-line and we are sitting in the trailer chit chatting.

Now why would we all move inside?  Well this doesn’t fully show what’s wrong but probably gives you a solid idea of what’s wrong.

It was making loud noises and flashing through the sky.  It just recently stopped hailing.  We disconnected everything and lowered the stepper antenna for safety.  We’re just now slowly starting the system back up.

So this interruption was brought to you by mother nature and we are now returning back to our regularly scheduled program.

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

3 Responses to We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program…

  1. John Hardin says:

    You’re running FD from next to your house? Poser. We trucked all our gear twenty miles out into the Nevada scrub.


    • Actually this was about 20 miles 15 miles from any of our operators places. It was at the fairgrounds in Moscow. The nice trailer we were in was courtesy of Latah County, it was their EM Comm Trailer.

      They seem to like it when we use the thing prior to the real thing. Stuff magically gets fixed and improved.

      • John Hardin says:

        Ah, my mistake. I didn’t zoom in on the image, and when I do that it does scream “fairgrounds”.

        They seem to like it when we use the thing prior to the real thing. Stuff magically gets fixed and improved.

        Everybody wins!