San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

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San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

Ken G Kopp
Probably of interest ...

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/PG-E-issues-unprecedented-power-shutoff-watch-for-14498454.php
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Re: San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

Ken K6MR
Yep, we’ve all received our text message, email, and phone call.  They are taking no chances.



My generator is fueled and ready  :^)



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Subject: [Elecraft] San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

Probably of interest ...

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/PG-E-issues-unprecedented-power-shutoff-watch-for-14498454.php
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Re: San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

wayne burdick
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I was visiting a sister last weekend who lives *really* deep in the woods, 50 miles from anywhere in northern California. She's completely off the grid, thus unconcerned about PG&E's power lines. But she also has very spotty cellphone reception.

During a moment when none of us had any bars, I pulled out the KX2 and the AX1 whip (with the AXE1 40 meter extender). Sitting on her porch, running 10 watts SSB, I had no trouble checking into the Noontime Net on 40 meters. Now she wants a ham license and "one of those cute little radios"  :)

We also heard an opening to Europe on 17 meters, but elected to play guitar, drink wine, and enjoy the perfect weather instead.

73,
Wayne
N6KR


> On Oct 7, 2019, at 5:42 PM, Ken K6MR <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Yep, we’ve all received our text message, email, and phone call.  They are taking no chances.
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> My generator is fueled and ready  :^)
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> Ken K6MR




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Re: San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP
You can probably get her a deal on one of those “cute little radios,” Wayne!
My wife refers to my K2 as my “little dorky radio”, but someday there will be an emergency and she’ll appreciate it.
Incidentally, a serious blackout is a good opportunity to use home station antennas with no manmade QRN.

Victor 4X6GP

> On 8 Oct 2019, at 5:11, Wayne Burdick <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I was visiting a sister last weekend who lives *really* deep in the woods, 50 miles from anywhere in northern California. She's completely off the grid, thus unconcerned about PG&E's power lines. But she also has very spotty cellphone reception.
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> During a moment when none of us had any bars, I pulled out the KX2 and the AX1 whip (with the AXE1 40 meter extender). Sitting on her porch, running 10 watts SSB, I had no trouble checking into the Noontime Net on 40 meters. Now she wants a ham license and "one of those cute little radios"  :)
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> We also heard an opening to Europe on 17 meters, but elected to play guitar, drink wine, and enjoy the perfect weather instead.
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> 73,
> Wayne
> N6KR
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>> On Oct 7, 2019, at 5:42 PM, Ken K6MR <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> Yep, we’ve all received our text message, email, and phone call.  They are taking no chances.
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>> My generator is fueled and ready  :^)
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>> Ken K6MR
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Re: San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E issues unprecedented power shut-off watch for much of Northern California

Todd KH2TJ
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One of the benefits of living in the northeast counties of California is that we're not on PG$E power  😉

Let me know if you ever want to come up and do LASS for CQP - Black Mtn Lookout is rentable with electricity - just have to supply drinking water.
You can bring your KX3 and I'll use my KX2 - shouldn't be too hard to beat the current QRP record...

73, Todd KH2TJ


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