"I was very lucky to be a part of the original Amigo net in 2001. It was there Don discovered his need to provide weather for cruisers. It became much bigger than he ever imagined, covering the sailing routes not only within Mexico, but to the South Pacific and Hawaii, as well as the Baja Bash back to the States. Don had a land-based station, and from his office at the back of his house, he broadcast using a specially-erected tower that utilized a galvanized fence as its ground. Don's neighbors fought to have his antenna removed until the City of Oxnard honored him with an award for his civic participation.