Good late afternoon greetings from my little corner on the couch while
Radio Dawg takes an afternoon snooze. We went for a walk earlier in
the day that is Radio Dawg took me for wanted exercise. Our day is
sensational because unseasonable wet weather rejuvenated our beach air
where honey suckle and jasmine sweeten each shackadelic moment.
A solar storm redirected my #hamr weekend operating activities with
one Alabama QSO Party Q going into the computer logbook. Locally, 6m
has the attention of Five Cities operators and several new grid
squares are in the log for one operator. I have one more step to
accomplish then I can begin chasing VUCC credits in earnest on the
I purchased #10 gauge copper plated plumbing stakes for pegging
radials as near to earth ground as possible. The next step is
additional lengths of wire at the south end of the system. I replaced
my rudiment ground at the transceiver with mil-specification wire mesh
after removing its paint coating at the each terminal end. Also, I
cleared a space to begin working on ham radio related projects inside
shackadelic as well.
Lastly, I updated my computer logbook populating it with the latest
LoTW and eQSL credits. My current DXCC worked is 114 with 70
confirmed. I remain one state away from eWAS basic 50 complete and
four prefixes from ePFX300. Lastly, ordered the USA-CA County Hunter
record book because CQ Magazine accepts eQSL credits. I encourage
looking again CQ's award franchise partnership with eQSL especially if
one is re-entering the hobby. It's budget friendly.
Ham radio can be shackadelic.