OK So my last blog like 14 months ago, where I told you all what was going on in my life kinda fell flat on it's face. A few months after I wrote that - our time in EM27 came to an end. Exactly why and how is way outside the scope of this blog or what I really even want to talk about... but in general my wife's work didn't quite work out the way she'd had hoped, we really kinda missed the mountains of the Ozarks, and even Joplin, MO (population 50k) felt too big in the context of a global pandemic. So, we looked back south again - not quite as far as EM34 this time though - for the things we wanted. Good Schools, Small community, a view of the mountains, and of course, a QTH with a good Height above average Terrain :)
Oh yea, I also bought a tower trailer. Since I have some land now, I figure the first thing I do is put up a nice tower. Wife had precisely zero intention of letting me do that to our beautiful mountain views though, so when a tower on wheels that I can hide back in the timber between operating weekends came up for sale, that seemed to be a good compromise. The fact we can take it roving on expeditions was just an added bonus. Expect to see many more blogs about that in the future.
The world right now is a whacky weird place. I had no idea I'd be where I am now 12 months ago. So much has changed with my life, my job, and my family - but I still like radio. If anything, radio has been the one constant in my life the past year. I don't do as much satellite operating as I used too, but I have gotten really addicted to 6m, even more than I was now that I have a real QTH and can put up some real antennae.