The history of ham radio goes back to the late 19th century, and Daily has been a devotee since he was a teenager. In fact, he also tells me that he still feels like a teenager when he's out setting up his tower (no small feat, but he's in fantastic physical shape, and works out just about every day).
Today, his biggest concerns are terrorist threats and national disasters, and he believes that if the power grids go down, ham radio will be an important way for people to communicate. So that's why he's out there every day, putting his new tower to the test, logging each hour to analyze how his signal is functioning. Daily likes this particular parking lot because he says the lack of power and abundance of salt water both work to bolster his signal strength.
So should we, as a society, have to deal with some sort of catastrophe, natural or otherwise, know that a ham radio expert is on the case, just in case, right on Pacific Coast Highway near the entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach.