Another week lost in the virus stream.

I haven’t worked outside of my house for more than 100 days. But next week, I’ll travel for a few days of labor and don’t tell anyone, but I’m looking forward to the change in venue.

ARISS has broken up with AMSAT and the ARRL and even changed its name. I can’t put my finger on it, but something must have misfired among the trio triggering the split?

KB6NU says don’t miss the 100 point Field Day bonus for issuing a press release just because you’re making radio waves alone in the backyard this year. He even shows you how and provides a template. And word about this years change to the event is already beginning to spread.

  • Paul, PA0K has gotten off the QSL card exchange train.

  • Raw scores for the CQ WW WPX 2020 are now online.

Made certain the XYL has this info, just in case she ever finds herself wondering what I would like for Christmas or birthday.

The ARRL says the much-anticipated updated features at its Contest portal have arrived. I don’t know, looks a lot like 3830 to me?

The always popular SKCC Weekend Sprintathon (CQ WES) takes place this weekend. The theme for bonus points this month is “Summer Bands” - 15 and 10 meter bands - 5 points for each 15m and 10m SKCC station QSO. Membership is free for a lifetime. Get a number, clean up your favorite straight key, and get in on some of this.

And finally, if the nice weather has you fiddling with antennas this weekend, you should have a look at this QST article that’s suddenly making the rounds again 25 years after it was published. Getting the Most Out of Your T-Network Antenna Tuner - how to adjust this popular tuning circuit so it transfers maximum power to your antenna without going snap, crackle, and pop.