September has arrived and as if on cue, the oppressive heat and humidity that has plagued us these last few weeks gave way to cooler air overnight.

Right now the windows are open, the house is cool, and the air-conditioning system is getting a much needed break. It’s too early to write summer off of course, but the ten-day forecast looks promising enough that I’m sipping pumpkin spice tea while cheering for an early and long autumn season.

The coming three-day weekend is looking good for the Labor Day celebration. It’s a busy one for ham radio too!

The GQRP Convention takes place this weekend as does the Colorado QSO Party and the Tennessee QSO Party. Then the Monday date card is full with the Michigan QRP Labor Day Sprint as well as the first Monday of the month Spartan Sprint.

And there’s bound to be at least one cookout in there somewhere.

And on the off-chance that a spare moment can be found this weekend, there’s always more work to be done on the antenna farm. A farmer’s work is never done. In my case it’s probably because it always seems like there’s plenty of time to do it, but not being willing to work on antennas when it’s nasty hot or nasty cold narrows the work window considerably.

However it turns out, I’m just glad to finally turn the page on the calendar to kick-off my favorite season. Happy September!