“I’ve been finding 40 meters to be terrible the past couple weeks” - was the email reply I received this morning from a friend in reply to my asking him how he was enjoying his new KX2.

Now, permit me to whine. My work takes me away from home frequently. That narrows my window of opportunity for HF activity mostly to Saturday and Sunday’s. I woke early on Saturday for this very purpose but tuning from one end of the 40 meter band to the other yielded zilch, nada.

Turned the radio off and got on with life. That might become my new motto. Given how much ham radio activity doesn’t take place on HF these days, I’m once again thinking about abandoning the short waves and moving on.

Good Reads

The Gray Line Report - March 2018 edition from the Twin Cities DX Association.

Cheese Bits - March 2018 newsletter from the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club.

Orbiting astronaut talks life in space with San Bruno students via ham radio

And finally, this guy is my new messiah…