I had the nice Nissan Altima rental car for one more day, so I thought I would go for a drive to Big Tujunga and Little Tujunga Canyons. And perhaps an activation of CT-158 Los Pinetos Nike Site during the Little Tujunga part.
Left the house at 0500. Up to Big Tujunga and checked out the Wildwood and Vogel Flats day use areas. The river was flowing and not dried out. Then parked at mile marker 4.5 and took a trail along and above the canyon for about an hour’s walk. The weather was overcast (thunderstorms yesterday) and 74 degrees.
Then over to Little Tujunga and up the road to the hill. Near the top, as I started my short walk, the tech for the antenna test range arrived in his pickup and we said good morning to each other.
Had some nice 2m QSOs with
N1CY Hassan walking his dog in Blackstar Canyon near Irvine Lake
WB6AJE John mobile going to work
K6GKA Gordon at work in Pasadena
N6HOY John in San Diego, 200 foot elevation, 130 miles distance
W6CJ Jay in Arcadia
I wasn’t able to work any of the usual SOTA 2m chasers, they may have been hidden by hills. Hassan said someone was calling me, this may have been a chaser I couldn’t pull the call out of the noise.