As a member of the OAUSA.net outdoor adventure group, I was with another member named Jon scouting out some potential field day sites when we coincidentally ran into Chris, N6LXX who was on the way up the Blue Ridge radio site which is near the camp ground we wanted to go look at for field day. After chatting it up with Chris for a little bit and getting more info about the camping in the area we went with him to the radio site where he was doing some repeater maintenance on his linked 6M machines. It was quite the sight with numerous towers and radio rooms. We weren’t able to browse around for very long before we were reminded by a few friendly signs warning us of FCC regulated RF exposure limits being exceeded in the area … but we continued on. We got to browse around quite a bit at the equipment and learned a little bit about microwave point to point links which was a bonus to our original plan of just scouting out the camping high up on the mountain.
So in the coming weeks we may start mutating, and maybe we’ll never have kids but it was good to meet up with chris and learn about the 6M repeaters that he has there and on other mountains (which maybe wasn’t the best trade-off, sorry Chris). His repeaters are all coordinated repeaters and can be easily be found online under the call sign N6LXX.