Weekend Update: Friday evening I enjoyed a very nice chat with WA5CAV. Dick was in Louisiana using a homebrewed, rock-bound transmitter running about 60 watts from a couple of 807’s into a G5RV. He was using a Hallicrafters SX-122 for the receiver. I was using the KX3 at 10 watts and though we enjoyed a long chat, we could have gone longer. No QSB, QRM, or QRN. Just rock solid copy both ways, a real joy.

We spent most of Saturday on the run and working in the yard though I did manage to bag a few more POTA stations.

I didn’t jump into the SKCC Weekend Sprint until Sunday morning and then for only a few minutes. I logged just five contacts though one of those was with Steve, VK7CW in Tasmania. I have him in the log many times but it’s always a treat to work that path on 40 CW using low-power and wire antennas and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it.