Our short vacation is over and we’re back to the humdrum world. We visit the western edge of Michigan along the big lake several times each year. Mostly because we enjoy it but also because we think we might move there one day. If we do, I’ll change the name of this blog to Lake Effect Radio. #

It’s time once again for the SKCC Weekend Sprintathon (WES). And for this month, it’s a tour of the 13 Colonies. Get the details here. The Straight Key Century Club now includes nearly 19,000 members who enjoy making Morse manually. #

I deactivated my Twitter account for a few hours this week. I had read an article about how to do that and wanted to see for myself how it works. Turns out, you can deactivate your account and resume it, so long as you come back within 30 days of deactivation. After 30 days it’s gone forever and your username can’t be re-used by you or anyone else. #

The first run of the FT8 t-shirts have nearly sold out and I’ve ordered a second batch. I still have a couple dozen of various sizes on hand with more to arrive early next week. Let me know if you want one. #