Good late afternoon from the shackadelic near the beach. I'm recuperating after a blazing weekend of ham radio fun. The California QSO Party was kilowatt because quiet band conditions allowed listening and logging to the level of wire antennas driven at near vapor power. The number of Qs in the log suggest a strong turn out from across the country and I'm curious if the Tennessee Contest Club went after the all time out-of-state club record?
I want to thank my mentor for the time in the pilot's seat. The year of hard work at the SL antenna ranch made a difference because I'm breaking personal best records as a result. Likewise, a big QSL goes out to fellow active and retired bloggers whom went into the log; Phil, KL8DX, John, AE5X, and Scott, NE1RD.
On the other hand, big move at CQ World Wide, as Randy Thompson, K5ZD, The Contest Machine is leading the premier DX RadioSport event into the future. I would not expect rapid or deep change perhaps maintain status quo with minor tweaks until a complete review is accomplished with recommendations from event participants. What about single operator assisted and spotting networks, Box score integrity, and ensuring a future for RadioSport beyond 2020? Overall, I was impressed with his leadership style at CQ WPX as a consensus builder who understands the new demands of 21st Century communications.