Tuesday, March 06, 2007

THAT didn't last long!

Wow - the nice Spring weather lasted for two days. Now we're in another Arctic blast with temperatures in the low 20s and the winds are howling outside! The windchill makes it feel like 5 degrees right now. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............

Fortunately, I was able to stay warm inside and operate the Adventure Radio Society's annual monthly Spartan Sprint. And it was a very good time, too. The band conditions were pretty darn good. I made 41 QSOs in the two hours which is pretty good by my standards.

40 Meters was long and I was able to work the following states - GA, IL, FL, WA, MN, TX, LA, CO, NC, MO, MS, ID and even a NJ station of ground wave! 80 Meters yielded the closer in states - VA. PA, NY, NH, ME, MD, MI, ON, and some farther ones too ... FL, and WI, AL and TN.

QRN on 80 Meters was quieter tonight. I guess the cold outbreak quelled any thunderstorm activity on the Eastern half of the country; so we were kind of back to winter band conditions for the evening. Hopefully it will hold for tomorrow night's 80 Meter Foxhunt.

73 de Larry W2LJ

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