Thursday, December 30, 2010

From Winter to Spring?

Well, not exactly.  But the forecast high temperature for New Year's Day is supposed to be near 50F !!!  A long way from the blizzard of last Sunday and the 11F that I woke up to this morning.  Two small items regarding the recent snowfall that I read online:

1) The National Weather Service believes that we broke a record for snowfall amounts for a 24 hour period in New Jersey, and that's since record keeping began.

2) The barometric pressure during the severest period of the storm was equal to that found during a Category 2 hurricane.

That all said and done, I am once again looking forward to Straight Key Night tomorrow evening.  If it's like the past few years, it will be hard to find a spot to transmit on the bands.  And that really warms the cockles of my heart, as it reminds me how the bands used to be in my Novice days.  I only wish it was like that all the time!

It isn't however, as you all know; so it's best to enjoy it for the evening while it lasts.  I'll have the K2 going, of course, and I will probably be alternating between my Speed-X straight key and the Vibroplex bug - depending on how tired the wrist gets (if it even gets tired at all!).

And I'd like to take this opportunity to extend my wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you out there.  A year from now, I hope that you may have found 2011 deserving enough to go down in your personal record books as one of the best you've ever had!

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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