Well look back…. On March 14th 2020 Liz and myself drove to Oshawa, bought my 2nd Yaesu FT 450 from VE3FJC…. Looked at a new trailer , but did not sign on the line and had supper at the Belleville Casino….
A day later it all hit the fan…. Pandemic City and the worst two months in our lives…. Fortunately we kept our health and financial security (many lost both) but its changed life as we know it…. and two months later its not getting much better….
As things pertain to Ontario (VE3) the public parks are just starting to open up but right now its only for day use….. Don’t make any plans for Field Day yet…..
I am still planning to operate Field Day but most likely as a 1A station.
Yaseu FT 450, 43 foot vertical, 25 amp power supply and my Champion 1.5k Gas Generator.
Overnight won’t happen but will (should)operate for both days but will be operating under Day Use restrictions.
Now as plans were made to be broken… I will be fairly flexible if the parks suddenly open for general use
However as of today’s date the private campgrounds that cater to the permanent campers will be allowed to start their season… In addition many more businesses are going to able to open up but with some restrictions….
A biggie for me is that the Provincal Parks remaining day use only…. We were still strongly debating the new trailer but we also want to travel with it so…… Hard to travel if there are no Provincal Parks to travel to…. Not really wanting to make the payments with no where to go with it….
Radio wise it might be the year of the Contests or QSO Parties…. DXPeditions for the most part are not going to happen…. Just can’t see some remote area inviting a bunch of old people from a country or countries that have had serious issues with COVID19 to welcome us with open arms….. However I will be the first to admit that sitting in the shack in the evenings and having some chats have taken most (if not all) of the stress from my daily life till the next day when it builds up again…
Hoping you are staying safe and sane through our search for the “new normal”