Today was busy. 6 calls. Cmed was non-stop. The people want the county reopened. I have seen birthday partys and gatherings with no one wearing any type of masks. COVID will spread like wildfire. The political climate will further divide until its boiling point. In my area, there has been a sharp increase in gun […]Read more "Turning point"
The wife wanted to go hiking and it was my turn to pick a hike. Im embarrassed to admit I had activated this peak in 2017 and forgot to log it. Dont worry, all contacts will be logged this time. I had been here in August with beautiful wildflower blooming and a few people hiking […]Read more "Snow hike/activation of Castle Peak W6/SN-038"
At home I was able to install FLDIGI on my mac and connected it to the MCHF and made 1 contact on it. So I decided to try and take it out for a SOTA activation. It went ok. The timing clock was slightly off and I need to fix that. I also had […]Read more "FT8 SOTA Rocky Ridge w6/nc-268"
Shifts 4/18- 4/21 Average 4 to 5 calls. Heard multiple codes dropping but we didn’t get any of them. I think it was Tuesday we were detailed to the Radission and Comfort inn. Comfort being COIVD hotel for homeless. We were tasked by the county MD to get a census update on how many people […]Read more "013"
1:30pm- Im at the tail end of my 3 day tour this week. The first day we had a code on a 44yo dude who didn’t make it. Asystole pretty much the whole time. A few possible COVIDS that day. Yesterday was relatively uneventful. Accept yesterday we were dispatched code 2 for cardiac arrest because […]Read more "012"
09:30am- Should have written his while ago, just now had the time to sit down and give an update. My last tour was pretty busy. 4-5 calls per shift. Not all of them critical. But at least 1 COVID patient per shift. Sometimes more. Gateway Nursing home in Hayward had an outbreak. I remember taking […]Read more "011"
8:15am- Theres so much to cover over the past 2 days. Its been so busy I haven’t been able to sit down and type. Saturday was ok. Still busy. I think we ran 4 or 5 calls both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a little rough. I feel like my partner got coughed on one […]Read more "010"
02:30PM- Ive started keeping a journal on here to document the Pandemic from an EMS point of view. There are 7 other entries prior to this but i dont feel comfortable sharing them yet. For now some of these will be public and some will not. Yesterday we had a code. The call was for […]Read more "008"
Its been awhile since my last writing. I want to make an effort to do it more often. After every hiking, every activation, there are so many lessons learned. I really need to start #1 actually learning from said lessons and #1 writing them down so I don’t forget them. 2 years ago Hannah and […]Read more "7/19/19 Mt Saint Helena"
Template from KE6MT’s post. Most info is still relevant aside from one small change. https://www.ke6mt.us/2017/07/w6nc-174-wasno-ridge-kff-1161-henry-coe-state-park/ Activation Date: 29 June 2018 Transport: Hike/Bike Distance: 7 miles Elev. gain: 2000ft Time: 5 hours (4hrs hike/bike, 1hr op) Rig(s): IC-706MK2g Band(s): 20m CW Antenna(s): End-fed 29′ Random Wire (Packtenna Mini) Cell Service: No (Sprint) […]Read more "W6/NC-174 WASNO RIDGE- KK6ZLY"