Amateur Radio and a Pandemic

Recent events have kept us all focused on getting through the pandemic in what ever form that my take in our lives. I am no exception. Business and personal lives turned upside down; stay-at-home orders for months on end; face masks becoming the norm; cautious shopping as you try to purchase supplies and groceries while social distancing. Oh yeah, and the actual health threat of the virus. These are crazy times. But…

Thank goodness for ham radio! How great is our hobby?

We get to fire up our radios and work friends around the world, even though we may be quarantined at home. Business as usual on the ham bands! What a great distraction from all of the chaos going on around us.

My most recent contest was the 7th Area QSO Party. Participation was enormous. All kinds of new records were made, and the fun factor for everyone that got on the air was incredible. Lemonade out of lemons.

I’ve been radio active (sorry, I couldn’t resist) since my last post for the ARRL DX CW test, but haven’t provided the usual write-ups. If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, follow these links to 3830:

I hope you and your family are well, and I wish you the best moving forward. If we worked each other, thank you. If not, I hope to work you soon.

If you have a minute, there is a very short four question survey. It helps me understand what interests you most in our hobby and specifically, the types of content you might want to see on my website.

Until next time, GL and 73! Mitch, K7RL

Go to the survey now.

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