snoozeth, thou looseth.
I got home from work yesterday; and on the spur of the moment became bound and determined to send Steve KD1JV some funds for an ATS-4. They went on sale yesterday morning at 11:11 AM. By the time I got home, the run was sold out! Actually, the spur of the moment thing came earlier in the morning; only to find that PayPal is blocked from our company's server. I couldn't access it until I got home and by that time it was too late. The bright side is that Steve said there may be another run issued the first week of December. If so, I will bring my laptop and will make a run to the local McD's if I have to in order to get in on one. My masochistic tendencies are obviously rearing their ugly heads again. SMT construction!
Today was yet another busy Saturday! I rounded up 10 bags worth of leaves from the backyard this morning with the leaf blower. Mother Nature did my front yard for me as we had a cold front come through yesterday with some gusty winds. No leaves!
My son Joey had his last rec-league soccer game today at Noon and his team won 4-0, finishing the season at 7-1. There was an obligatory pizza fest at 2:00 PM at one of the local pizza places.
That left the grocery shopping left as the last chore for the day. But before I went, I got on 20 Meters for a little bit and heard Ken WA8REI/P finishing up a QSO with VE1AB. I tail ended the QSO and got on with Ken as I wanted him to know that he was booming into NJ at 589. In all the times we have worked each other, I think that may be the loudest I have ever heard him. Ken was cozied up in his motor home operating from a friend's cottage on a lake up there in Michigan. It was great to work a fellow Polar Bear on the bands. I only wish I had time to hunt for a few more.
Oh and yes, the grocery shopping got done; but the real buy there was an 18.5 pound turkey for nine bucks! Thanksgiving dinner, here we come. I saw for the first time and was seriously tempted to buy - a tur-duc-hen. For those of you who don't watch the food channels, this is a chicken stuffed inside a duck, which is in turn stuffed inside a turkey. This poultry fest originated down in Louisiana, if I remember correctly and I would like to try it - just once!
The rest of the evening will be spent resting, once I finish putting away the last of the groceries. Maybe I'll get back on to check the QRP watering holes for a bit.
I am hoping to get an hour or so tomorrow to run up to Washington Rock State Park tomorrow to activate it. If I do, I will post to QRPSPOTS and will get some photos. Nothing fancy, just the PFR3A and the Hamsticks this time.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!