Today seemed like such a good day to go for a walk out of town. The streets were quiet the sun was shining, it did make the glare on the snow hard on the eyes. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for some new shades.
It wasn't too long until the weather made a turn for the worse. I would have been about two kilometers from Novaya before it started to go dark. I wasn't sure if a storm was developing or I had lost track of time and it was very late arvo. Hmm mark watch to the list too.
Nonetheless, I decided to high tail it back to Severograd as I knew I had most of my supplies there and I wasn't to prepared for a blizzard. I decided to hit up some of the facilities some of the old security contractors stayed at to see if they had left anything of importance behind.
This must have been my lucky day. Not only was I able to find a bag with no holes in it, but I was able to find a long range radio unit. At the time I didn't care if it didn't work as I knew I had batteries and repair kits to work it out. The advantage of this particular fire station is that it has its own garage and work benches, even some power tools, but no power.
Once I got back to the station I was able to drop in a battery and to my surprise it lit up.
I chucked it into the top of my bag and climbed to the top of the tower and plug the aux connector of the stations long range antenna into the radio. Before I knew it I was flicking through frequency after frequency. For a while I didn't hear anything but then I flicked the radio to 102.5 mhz and I started receiving voice.
From what I could hear it was a woman's voice and a few men. At first I thought it was in another language but it was thick accents that was making it difficult to understand. I tried making contact with them. I stated that I was firefighter Dyson and that I was transmitting on 102.5 mhz. Eventually I was able to get a reply that they were located in Myshkino.
Now by my calculations, that's a bit of a distance away, and not to mention a massive mountain that is in the line of sight of that town. This brings me to believe that there must be some repeaters that are still functional for the moment. Maybe someone even got green mountain working with the smaller repeaters?
Either way I might stay on this channel and see if I can make contact with them again on a day that I won't freeze my balls of on the top of the fire station.
On a side note I was able to get the megaphone working and was able to shout to someone in the town. I checked if they needed anything I could see through the binoculars that they shook their head and they were on their way.
I'm starting to think I need to get power going in this place. It's starting to get cold and I would love to get some more lighting and some hot water going. Maybe I might be able to reach out to some other firefighters that are around.
New items for list:
Start working on power and storage for fire station.