QSO party challenge was a bust this weekend!

Up until this weekend, I was deep into the QSO party challenge which means getting on the radio each weekend and logging contacts in each of the QSO parties here in  Canada and the U.S. This weekend was all prepared for and it was going to be a barn burner with 5 QSO parties going on! Here was the dilemma.....the weather on Saturday and Sunday was forecast to be great. That is not good when I have to jack up our large deck and redo the foundations to bring it level. This is due to the fact that the previous owner had no idea or hired someone who had no idea what they were doing.........or as what I say "if you hire someone and pay peanuts you get monkeys". Then speaking of foundations our large shed foundation was put in by the same person. The shed is old and to jack, it up would just bring on more issues as the shed is at its end of life. The new shed was ordered and came in on Saturday sooooo I had to begin the demo of the old shed as well. A very not so much ham radio weekend but these things had to be done and it takes precedent over the hobby.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “QSO party challenge was a bust this weekend!”

  • Bill W7ERH:

    My condolences for missing the QSO parties.

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Bill, not a big deal I had to get the house stuff done as we are now into a few days of rain and all the work was outdoor work. The big plan of getting all the QSO parties in was the dream but you know that they say about dreams.
    73 and thanks for stopping by Bill.

  • Norm K4NEB:

    Item to be included in article: Up coming QSO Parties.
    I tend to forget about them if I don’t go search for the event!

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good morning Norm, true that I have the same issue as well. I have seen other blogs that give the heads up to the events which is helpful.

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