On air activities at KE9V have been a lot more relaxed since removing the computer from the shack. I really don’t miss the constant interruptions from social media, email hitting the inbox, or any of the thousand other distractions that intrude on my radio time.

To be certain it’s not for everyone, I log and take notes by hand.

But that’s no different than the way I operated when I was a Novice and Bill Gates was just another snot-nosed rich kid who hadn’t yet invented a damn thing. And I recall ham radio being a whole lot of fun without all that falderol in 1977 - and what do you know, it’s no less fun in 2019 without it too.