I left Mt. Airy, Maryland for Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, August 18, 2005 via United Airlines. I (David - K3LP) arrived in Anchorage around 8:30 PM. Out trip lasted eight days and ended on a cruise ship in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on August 26, 2005.
I had contacted Frank Hurlbut (KL7FH) located in Anchorage three weeks in advance in an effort to operate while in Anchorage. The operating plans were cancelled due to poor band conditions. A major Aurora storm occurred and there wasn't a signal on any band. This was a perfect plan with dead bands. A real bummer.
I (David - K3LP) visited Frank (http://www.qsl.net/kl7fh/) at his home on the evening we arrived and had a chance to talk about Frank's amplifier and station design projects, and take a few photos shown below. There I was setting at the station with the headsets on and searching the bands only to hear no signals.
Alaska Trip Schedule
Our Alaska travel plans via rental car and the Celebrity "Summit" Cruise Ship were as follows:
August 18, 2005 Anchorage, Alaska Arrive 8:30 PM
August 19, 2005 Seward, Alaska Drive & arrive at 3:00 PM and Depart 9:00 PM
August 20, 2005 Cruise Hubbard Glacier 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
August 21, 2005 Skagway, Alaska 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
August 22, 2005 Juneau, Alaska 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
August 23, 2005 Icy Strait & Hoonah, Alaska 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 24, 2005 Ketchikan, Alaska 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 25, 2005 Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska All Day
August 26, 2005 Vancouver, B.C., Canada Arrive 7:00 AM
If you love fly fishing, I recommend you contact the following company for a great time:
Bear Creek Outfitters, Fly Fishing Guide Service,
9723 Trappers Lane, Juneau, Alaska, 99801,
Kevin Stell, our Guide for the Trip
Here are some photos from the Alaska trip:
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