And I certainly hope this is the last blast for the Winter of 2013/2014. The Equinox is less than three weeks away, and I am ready – perhaps readier than I’ve been in a while. The snow that is forecast to start this afternoon, and last into Tuesday morning my bring us 4 inches – and then again may bring us 14-18 inches. The meteorologists just cannot seem to agree on this one. So that tells you the situation is extremely volatile, and we’ll just have to wait until after it’s over to see who was right.
But in the meantime, here are some warm weather thoughts from the Buddies in the Caribbean from LAST Winter. Barbados seems like a good place to be right about now!
I was able to get on the air for a bit yesterday afternoon. The CW portion of the bands were kind of on the barren side, as the ARRL DX SSB was going on. I could swear I heard a tumbleweed or two blow through. But I did manage to work W1AW/7 in Washington State on both 12 and 15 Meters – first call with QRP each time. I also worked HK7/AL4Q – an Alaskan call in Colombia – that’s different! I also worked EA6BH in Mallorca. That’s probably another wonderful place to be this time of year.
Clear away those dishes after a delightful dinner – enjoy some wine and set up the KX3, throw an EFHW over the railing, and we’re good to go!
I can dream ….. can’t I?
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!