While waiting on coffee this morning I checked for Winlink messages via a 40 meter gateway station in Tennessee. Checking every other day has just become part of the routine. Most mornings there’s no traffic waiting for me though lately I’ve been exchanging messages with a buddy who lives a hundred miles down the road. Why? I don’t know, why don’t we all just text message each other and forego the antenna work? I like to think it’s practice for the day when the shit hits the fan even though I prefer to hope that day will never come.