40 meters has been crazy busy today. There's been several contests including the Georgia QSO Party going on. I've had a lot of local QRM and I'm thinking it's from the neighbor's grow lights. It is what it is and I am happy to get on the air. My dad, KD7SXQ, has been letting me "borrow" his G5RV when he is not using it. I really appreciate that.
I have been fighting with Windows 10 and drivers for the Prolific USB to serial chip driver so I decided to break down and buy a cable that uses an actual serial port instead to control my 718. It was $15 new off of eBay. Looking forward to using digital modes again. Now that I have a good antenna I want to check into the weekly Feld Hell Club 40 meter net. The NC doesn't live too far from me in North Carolina so it should be an easy check-in.
Though I will more than likely be operating from home this year, I am really looking forward to Field Day this year. I am hoping by then I will have my own antenna up. That's one contest that I really enjoy. Fall and winter are contest season for me as several of my favorite om-air contests are held during that time. Even the ones I win by accident!