Strike 1: The battery charger does not work. Fortunately I had a full charge on the batteries allowing me to have QSOs at Langlade.
Strike 2: The connector for the solar panel went MIA. Looked in the bag - nope not there. Where could it be. I found it lying in the grass next to the picnic table after cleaning and taking everything down. Too late - the boat will be arriving in a half hour. It won't be enough time to charge the batteries anyway.
Strike 3: Missing RCA cord for my keyer. I left it at Prince Edward Island. Actually Bill mistakenly thought it belonged to Ken. I should have checked but did not. 450 QSOs were done the old fashioned way - by hand using a paddle. I did find an RCA cord with 3.5 mm stereo plug on one end at the only electronics shop in the island.
Strike 4: Something blew in my power supply while transmitting RTTY to Jan JJ2RCJ. I heard a loud pop. The radio appears to be working OK. The powergate kicked in with the residual power from the batteries. On the bright side - he got the QSO. On the dark side - I am dead in the water unless Jean Pierre FP5CJ can loan me a suitable power supply. I have enough power to run QRP fr about 6 hours but that won't be much fun. The propagation right now is terrible on 20m.
Hopefully Murphy is finished with me.