This is a continuation of a blog that was part of the University of Alaska walking program. Now it includes other activities in addition to exercise such as motorcycle rides on my '83 BMW R100RT/Cozy and 2012 Ural Patrol Sidecar rigs.
Back in Barrow for the rest of the week. It was foggy when the plane landed mid-morning and for most of the day. But it cleared for a couple of hours in the afternoon. The ice finally moved away from shore last week so now there is a cold, damp wind instead of just a cold wind. I still thought the view of the ocean was pretty nice. The chunks of ice had looked drab until the sun had burned through the cloud. I heard that it was sunny & warm for the 4th of July festivities.
This is the view to the northwest from the BARC facility. The old NARL power plant is the yellow building on the left side of the frame and beyond that is the Arctic Ocean. There is still remnants of snow whereever the snow fences are. This afternoon, we were going to be setting up another antenna on the roof of the BARC. Hopefully the wind will have died down by then.
Wednesday afternoon update - The wind didn't die down but we only had to come in to warm up a couple of times. The wind was blowing pretty good on roof of the BARC. The diamond antennae are for the old Alverion radio system and the vertical panels are the new sector antennae. The one closest to Sam is the 90° sector that I had installed last month and the other is a new 60° sector 21db antenna we just installed. It is aimed due south to cover the Barrow Environmental Observatory aka the BEO. We will be installing a small flat panel antenna at one of the labs within the BEO maybe tomorrow morning after I get a few more things configured.