It’s isn’t quite done with me yet, I’m afraid.
We had a big storm rip through here, a consequence of which was that a big pine tree I was going to try to run an antenna to any day now is not horizontal, thus making it a less than optimal choice. During the same storm, lightning struck my local Elmer’s tower. He texted: “Enough with the Zuhlsdorf’s Law stuff!… I was once specifically warned about standing close to guys like you.”
As it turned out there was no important damage done by that lightning strike. He described his extensive ground system of 10′ copper rods. We should all be so prudent. It is a metaphor for life, no? If we are grounded well in our virtues habits and God’s graces in the Church, when lightening strikes we can more easily take the hit.
Meanwhile, I continue to work on my CW. A little bit every day!
Of course I’d like to get out and set up an antenna and get on with my new rig, but time, tasks and weather have conspired. And early in the incoming week I have some travel. Perhaps I’ll bring my new radio and set up somewhere!
Finally, remember that one of our readers here has made his Echolink node availble to us: 554286 – WB0YLE-R (Thanks!) Remember: You must be licensed to use Echolink. BTW… there is a great iPhone app for Echolink. I can see quite a few hams using that method to connect.
I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns. HERE Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list.