Carl Smith, N4AA the editor and publisher of QRZ DX and The DX Magazine died yesterday at age 77 following a brief illness.

Chuck Adams, K7QO has created an interesting series of videos detailing the Manhattan style of homebrewing electronic circuits. In this particular series, K7QO is building the 25 year-old NorCal 40A, a 40 meter QRP CW transceiver.

The new Islands on the Air (IOTA) Web site and software system is now up and running.

I spent two hours in the New York QSO Party. 40 meters, S&P, CW-only. After a steady diet of FT8 it was delightful to be slapping the paddle again and I managed 20 casual contacts before calling it quits. Very nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon!