Friday, July 12, 2013

No IARU This Year

We are sad to report IARU is a no-go this year from KL2R.  Despite being one of our favorite contests, another wildfire has forced us to pack up most of the radio equipment in preparation for another possible evacuation. The fire, known as Stuart Creek 2, grew to about 85,000 acres in short order, and we had to evacuate on Sunday afternoon.  Earlier this week a good soaking rain helped the situation, but the northwestern fire front is still only about five miles from KL2R.  Hotter, windier weather is descending now, and we can't be complacent.  You can read more about the fire online: