Here in the US we usually have a “storm of the century” every few years, but this coming week we’re having a “storm of a lifetime”. Dubbed by the media as “Frankenstorm”, Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit the east coast somewhere between the North Carolina/Virginia border and New York City sometime on Monday. A few hours ago the models were putting the path right over my QTH, and now they’re projecting the path south of the Radio Artisan lab. Either way we’re going to get a bunch of rain, probably 6 to 10 inches. Earlier in the week it was looking like the hurricane would collide with a high pressure system from Canada that would turn it into a monster snowstorm, essentially a “noreaster” snow hurricane!
So today I’m busy getting gas for the generator, stockpiling water, putting away anything that isn’t tied down, and installing some temporary guy lines on my modest 40 foot tower. In addition to the generator, I have 150 Ah of solar-charged battery to run rigs. Since we live in the country we’re pretty well stocked up on food, ammo, and liquor should things get ugly. The only bad thing is that I work at home, so there’s no excuse to not get to work next week.