Sunday, January 3, 2010


I decided that today was the day to get my gear back on the air. I have not been on HF in over 2 months. I found my Sierra and hooked it up to my doublet here at the house. After a few minutes of fumbling around with the coax and tuner I got everything setup.

I figured that 20m was the place to go to start scrubbing the rust off of my CW decoder (brain). I was not disappointed. Plenty of activity to go around. One problem though. The rust is caked on pretty thick right now. I'm running as fast as I can to keep up and I'm being left in the dust!

No worries though. I've got all the gear up and running, and I'll get all this rust cleaned up in no time. Looking forward to a QSO with you soon. 72!



Water falls near Gotemba, Japan