Barry KS7DX - Dennis K7BV - Lieska Dennis' wife - Judy wife of Ken the Captain
Preparing to leave Seal Beach, CA harbor. Barry KS7DX - Ken the Captain - Dennis K7BV
Anchorage the first night at Santa Cruz Island, CA on our way to Santa Rosa Island, CA.
KS7DX - The RigBlaster had a power supply issue which is why the cover is off. Note the duct tape which was part of the repair!
KS7DX - two versions of WSJT running - V7 on the left and V9 on the right. The Icom 706MKiiG is running hf and 2 meters. The 6 meter antenna is in use on the upper deck which is why there is an open port on the Bird wattmeter.
KS7DX - power supplies and a few wires!
KS7DX - modified TE amp under the cooling fan running 600 watts for WSJT modes.
K7BV operating position.
K7BV - Acom amp running 700 watts SSB/CW.
M2 6M7JHV assembled and ready to be raised. Once it was raised we determined imediately that it wasn't going to work well because of the constant rolling of the boat so we replaced it with our spare 3 element.
The waves don't look like much but they are running roughly 1 foot so the boat is constantly in motion.
Dennis K7BV waving at the crazy guy (me) out in the tender taking pictures.
Seals sunning themselves on the beach.
Dennis K7BV working the pileup.
Barry KS7DX running the pileup on SSB.
Santa Rosa Island looking roughly northeast.
Sometimes there is just no propagation!
Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard CA., where we overnighted on our way back.
Our faithful tender riding the wake on the last leg home. Oxnard CA., on the horizon.
Around Point Fermin at San Pedro CA to Long Beach for fuel and then we are almost home.
Coming into Long Beach, CA for fuel before heading to Seal Beach our home port. Container ships also bound for Long Beach.
There are two men on each side of the bow communicationg with the bridge because the captain cannot see the actual bow.
The tugboat on the stern has cables attached to the container ship and acts as the brakes.