Memorial Day at Chain O’Lakes


We spent Memorial Day at Chain O’Lakes State Park on the Illinois and Wisconsin boarder near Antioch, Illinois.

Normally, we like our camping adventures more secluded and laid back, but I have to admit it was a great weekend.

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Horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and plenty of good camp cooking.  They also offer archery, bike trails, and hunting.

I recommend this State Park for any Boy Scout Troop, including Webelos.

Radio Buoys Operating in the 160 Meter Amateur Band


The Federal Communication Commission has elevated the Amateur Radio Service to primary user status between 1,900 kHz and 2,000 kHz.  In its decision, the Commission asked for comments about U.S. commercial fishing fleets who are using end-of-net radio buoys under the false assumption they are legal.

I filed comment on this question earlier this week, and it appeared in FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System today.  You can read my comment here.

Radio Buoys Operating in the 1,900 to 2,000 kHz Band (PDF)