Thunderstorms rumbling thru the area put the kibosh on my planned return to the HF bands last night. The rain and cooler temps we’ve been enjoying won’t stick around long, it is late August after all. But it is 55F and sunny here at the moment and I have several windows open right now. Nice!

W2LJ gently reminds that the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt is not this weekend, it’s the following weekend. Several State QSO Parties resume that same weekend so there should be no lack of signals on the bands. This weekend is the North American QSO Party (SSB) and finally getting a Utah station worked on phone and confirmed would result in the Triple Play award for me so, fingers crossed.

I sent a few bucks to support the upcoming ZD9W DXpedition to Tristan da Cunha by YL2GM. This 30 day solo DXpedition by Yuris scheduled for September 24 thru October 22, 2023 is also being sponsored by INDEXA.

W1DED interviewed CEO of DX Engineering and all around good guy, Tim Duffy, K3LR, for his YouTube channel, “W1DED Worldwide Ham Radio”. In the interview, Tim discusses his perspective as an observer at the 2022 World Radiosport Team Championship held last month in Italy. Worth a look.

Reminder that the Findlay (Ohio) Hamfest is coming up on Sunday, September 10th at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Rain or shine and free parking. More details here.

ARDC provided a recent update on what they’ve been up to in 2023 and it looks like a lot of global jetsetting for their employees and associated agents…