The balance of the 90 minutes was spent listening for Todd. I knew where he was (or rather, had a good guess as to where he was) by listening for his Hounds. Once I found them, I equalized the VFOs on my KX3 and then moved VFO A down a kHz and just listened, twiddling the knob little bits in an effort to hear something .... anything.. Todd never materialized and that was kind of odd. Usually, there's a virtual pipeline of HF signals between New Jersey and Wisconsin.
Not last night.
No Wisconsin Fox for W2LJ !!!
Anyway, I stayed up until 10:30 PM, hoping against hope that I would score some WI Fox fur; but it was not to be. Boy, am I paying for it this morning! That meant staying up past my normal bedtime and now today feels all "out of kilter". I slept 15 minutes past the alarm and if it weren't for morning coffee, I'd be shuffling around like a Zombie from NA5N's sprint a few weeks back.
I've become such a creature of routine. If you told me this back when I was in my 20s, I'd probably have laughed right in your face.
I'm not laughing now - chuckling a bit (and wishing I could take a nap), but not laughing.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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