Same repeater .... 24 hours later.
A newbie Ham comes on the repeater and the red carpet is rolled out for him. The gang on the repeater did a great job giving advice, recommending places to find reasonably priced used gear, the whole lock stock and barrel. Turns out the gentleman was licensed a long time ago and is getting back into the hobby. He was given the royal "welcome back" and it was a nice thing to listen to.
I have to give credit where credit is due. This was a case of Hams helping Hams at its best. I have no idea why the difference from yesterday; but it was good to hear, nonetheless.
The weather is not looking good here for QRP To The Field for Saturday. A high of 69F, which is actually pretty good; but on and off rain showers all day. I might end up operating from the back yard where I can pull the station inside in a hurry, if need be. I still have my fingers crossed for sunny weather so I can make the outing to the park that I operated from last year during QRPTTF.
72 de Larry W2LJ