Saturday was a very good day. Sold some books -- Sidewalk Sale Across America -- and gave away a lot of bookmarks during a "special event" at Ensorparkandmuseum.org . The event was to mark the 80th anniversary of Marshall Ensor receiving the Paley Award for his activities in the field of amateur radio. Operating from the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club trailer, club members made contact with other hams in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
It was just a fun activity, a chance for brief ragchews, practice for having equipment in good working order, ready to provide emergency communications. Disasters are unpredictable. What is predictable is the readiness of amateur radio hams to provide critical communication capabilities.