I have to start by apologizing because even though I asked the ranger that checked me in (Amie) how to pronounce it, I still can't get it right ( but I'm pretty sure that it sounds like "mash-muck-it.") Anyway, if it was still daylight, this would be the view from where I am sitting, but its dark, so what I actually is a whole lot of nothing...
This was almost a non-acrivation, because this was a work trip that had a slightly unusual schedule. As it turned out, I did get a chance to operate for a while in the afternoon leading up to my last night here. I only made about 20 contacts, but even so, this was one of my most memorable activations! How's that you say? Here's how!
- Keep a script on a piece of paper with your radio equipment! This way if you want to help someone get on the air, you can hand them the outline of what to say and what to do, to help encourage them through any mic-fright they may have. Many people do something like this for their GOTA stations during field day, and I think it's a great idea for any situation where we might interact with the public during our radio operations.
- I need to record some sound clips on my iPhone so that I can use the "Annalink" interface that my Daughter and I built as a way to let me use my iPhone as a voice keyer. When conditions aren't great the lengthy calling time between QSO's can really wear out your pipes.