Good luck in the contest – this weekend is one of the big ones, the ARRL International DX CW contest. Band conditions being what they have been will no doubt put a damper on the festivities but if you can’t put a handful of DX in the log this weekend you likely never will.

Patrick, WD9EWK is setup and making satellite contacts from the Yuma Hamfest. I’m going to try my best to work him, despite the usual weekend congestion on the FM birds.

If long reads don’t scare you, I’d recommend you grab a cup of something good, kick your shoes off, and enjoy this online article: The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica.

And if you’re looking for a warm fuzzy radio feeling this weekend, be sure to read February at Potter Place. Another trail report from Jim, W1PID who brought along K1SWL and W3ATB to share the adventure and round out the crew. Jim has archived over 200 such operations on his Web site, anyone of which should make you smile.