Walked into the shack last night (0100-0200) for an hour of fishing on 80, 40, and 30 meters using FT8. Not a hardcore digital session, my goal was to simply make just ten contacts. The bands were kind this night and I ended up putting twelve in the log.

I spent the next hour visiting the QRZ bio for each of the stations worked, which I find as enjoyable as the contacts themselves. I always learn something new and interesting in this process. I really need to put something on my my own bio page one of these days!

Signals on 30 meters were light at this early hour and as is often the case, all emanated from the same geographic region. Tonight it was SE Texas and Louisiana. It’s an interesting band to be certain.

And is the usual case with digital operators, most have already confirmed via LoTW.