I finally found the adapter I needed to use my straight key with the Eagle and jumped back into the K3Y Saturday afternoon. Things were moving slowly. When the ARRL RTTY Roundup got rolling it really churned things up on 40 and I managed to work only a couple of needed stations during the early afternoon.
While tuning a very quiet 20 meter band, I slid up near 14.060 looking for QRPers and noticed some weak signals at 14.062. It was SOTA activator KX0R. I worked him and shortly thereafter worked the Goat Man - WG0AT. Steve is well-known for his pack goats and his videos so it was great fun to work him from W0C/SP-096.
Be sure to check out the QRZ bio of KX0R, he has certainly enjoyed an amazing radio life!
After dinner I was back in the shack for a short run. Band conditions were generally lousy all over. I saw Jim, W4QO who lives in North Georgia on the SKCC sked page and suggested we meet on 40 meters. Nothing. Nada. Zip. He couldn’t hear me and I couldn’t hear him. But following our failed attempt I got a call from Bill, WB9CAC in Tempe, Arizona with a big signal and we had a nice chat.