As many of you know, I work for an internet company, and I think I have talked about this before but here goes again. Every 4th week I have to be on 24 hour call in case anything needs my attention. I am described as a Server Administrator, and we have hundreds and hundreds of servers that need care and attention at the most inopportune times it seems. This week I am on call. So I have had little time to be on the air hence the slow down in my posting.
Anyway, tonight I got home and was able to get on the air for about a half hour and I worked Rick KC4KNN down in North Carolina. Not a new state but Rick was a great QSO. He's my age and has been a ham about as long as I have. He was pushing 70w with a old Ten Tec Corsair to a G5RV. His keying was very noticeable and he was using a bug of some kind....but man could he make that bug talk. A lot of times I work ops with bugs (I can't use a bug to save my life) that tire me out, funky spacing, weird drawn out elements...but Rick was great copy and a great fist!
The mail man brought me a lot of QSL cards this week, and here they are!
Foster W4AZA sent me a very nice letter with his card. Foster is a 79 year old retired doctor, and he served in the US Navy. He got his license originally in 1953 at the age of 15! Foster has also been a minister for over 30 years as well. Our QSO was his fourth QSO since he has returned to the air after a long time off. He's using a mag loop antenna IN HIS ATTIC.....NICE JOB FOSTER!!! Thank you for your service in our military!
Well that's about it for the night, I do not get to color in a new state today but that just gives me more reason to return to the air tomorrow. I will be working from home so might have time to check 40 out during the morning.
Best 73 de KB9BVN