Back from vacation and back to my RFI……well kinda?

 We are back from vacation and it was a last minute road trip decision which when you are retired you can do. We went back to Ontario to visit family and friends and again because we are retired we decided to stay longer than planned. The original plan was a 2 week trip but that turned into 3 weeks. I was not able to make it a radio/vacation since I sold my KX3. Looking back even I had the KX3 with me time would not have allowed really any operating. This is our first real vacation since retiring 2 years ago and it also has been 2 years since we went back to Ontario.  For a vacation trip I was shocked at how very busy we were just driving around and visiting. Towards the end of our time away I was ready to get home and relax! 

Speaking of "back home" shortly after my last RFI post in July, my RFI just vanished. I did not get my hopes up as this has happened in the past but only for a few days. Well days past and then weeks and no RFI issues. Once back from our Ontario vacation I checked again and the bands are RFI clear.  As for investigating the non RFI...... I think I am going to let sleeping dogs lie!

Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Back from vacation and back to my RFI……well kinda?”

  • Roger Fowler W8WTR:

    Wise decision Mike. Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can.

  • Mike Weir:

    Good afternoon Roger thanks for taking the time to read and comment on the post. Yes I am hoping the RFI will become a distant memory.

  • Chris CT7 AMT:

    what is wrong with us? Every holiday I have ever been on, and I enjoyed / needed them all, I was glad to get back home!
    To be in among my junk (as Mrs Wife call it), to get the dogs out of boarding kennels, to terrorise the kids, it all needs doing!
    Even doing the hobby on one occasion, we stayed in a nice place, I went tramping up a nearby mountain (hill, actually), did some SOTA stuff for about four hours, ate my sandwich and came back down, then off to a nice restaurant for some alcohol and food (in that order), Absolutely lovely break. I even had two SOTA to SOTA contacts up in Germany, which is unusual for me. Had an absolutely wonderful time, then walking through my own front door was still brilliant. So I say again, what is wrong with us? And I don’t just mean you and me, lots of people will read and identify with this comment. It’s like we need lessons or something! Anyway, nice article, you rang a bell here. 73

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good afternoon Chris thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on the blog, Yes it’s very true getting home is something I think most who are on vacation look forward to.
    It does the soul good to get away and take a break from things for sure and adding ham radio is an added bonus.

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