|Bob KK4DIV and wife Carla|
This expedition became a Panama City ARC Club event as well. I operated with the club call W4RYZ. Bob KK4DIV and his wife Carla arrived Saturday morning from Panama City. Bob used a portable generator to power his FT-450 rig. I had contacted the Lighthouse Association and had permission to use the light as support for an antenna. However, the Lighthouse did not open for climbing because of lightning in the area. I setup at one of the pavilions near the beach instead. I used the Icom 7100 on battery power and a Chameleon Hybrid Micro with a whip. I got in an hours operating and picked up five islands.
|Setup from the beach pavilion looking toward the light.|
|That is me up there untangling a ball of line before dropping it over the side.|
|Suzy meets the surf.|
|The view of the beach from the Lighthouse|