Approaching the Harvest
Summer continues its speedy journey and there are now just thirty-seven days until autumn. The oppressive heat that dogged us during July has oddly given way to a cooler August. Of course just that mention could get us slapped with a crushing heat wave, but the ten-day forecast for this area shows high temps only in the 70s and 80s. And ten more days brings us precariously close to the end of this month…
I haven’t been on the air for more than two-weeks lacking the inspiration required to generate RF I guess. We’ve been working in the yard a lot more lately and a host of other things have simply crowded the schedule. This busy work won’t end soon so I’ll just have to carve some radio fun time into my calendar.
A little more motivation to fire the station up this week is the report that CE0Y/CE3CT (Easter Island), Roberto, has been on the air “holiday style,” for a few days already and plans to stay until the 18th with a focus on CW — and he uploads to both Club Log and LoTW.
When I reported that the K7K Kiska Island confirmation hit my LoTW account a few days ago it escaped my attention that the 17m phone contact made was one of only four still needed for worked all states on that mode. I have WAS CW and Digital and now lack just three states (ID, SD, UT) on phone and hope to wrap that up soon and pick up the Triple-Play award.
The Kiska Island operation was good for me in several ways having added park K-0143 to my POTA Hunters log, NA-070 to my IOTA list, and a needed new state to my WAS phone account.
LoTW confirmations have slowed to a trickle recently, but I’ve been surprised by the number of HQ stations confirming from the recent IARU contest. Club station confirmations are somewhat rare as these group efforts require even more work after a contest with little reward to members going that extra mile.
Since last reported I have received these:
K7K, OP0HQ, 5Z4VJ, CU3HN, E73ENS, GJ0KYZ, KL7J, LZ0HQ, OD5ZZ, SP9MRP, SV1CQN, TA7I, YO9HP, YC4AVN.
My sincere thanks to each for working me and for confirming our contacts via LoTW.