Yet nobody has mentioned the SLU 217a in this thread. This thread is about a northern CA dispatch center. SLO was just very briefly mentioned.I realize that, the question was on the SLU 217a, of why or where the North Coast, South Coast was considered to be...(within San Luis Obispo Co.)
I started this thread and would like to hear about what is going on with the combined dispatch and fire organization of the Six Rivers NF, Redwood NP and the Hoopa Reservation. It has gone far off topic. However, I wanted to comment on what you said. I saw some info that the amount of land/topography seen from Mt. Diablo sets a world record, or maybe just the continental U.S. Hubby and I took some weekends, camping in the state park or getting a motel room in Livermore to spend time playing with radios on the peak. The results amazed us!This reminds me, back in the mid nineties, I was at the top of Beckwourth Peak, which is about 7200 feet, in the Feather River Country, well below the Sierra Crest, and was able to key up the ham repeater on Mt.Diablo with a 5 watt handheld. A lot of these signals can also duct down the river canyons.