Breakup this year seems slow to proceed. An abundance of snow as well as days and nights toggling between 35-40 and 10-20F means a constant cycle of slow thaw and re-freeze. Antennas weigh on our minds, Dan and I. KL1JP has already begun construction of a 160 vertical, and a new Hexx beam arrived in the mail. Planning for Field Day has begun in earnest, too.
Until the ground thaws, a lot of preparation for summer is in order. Gather parts, place orders, line up volunteers. As the snow parts, a few blades of grass are beginning to green. Still, the ground is solid as cement just below the surface. It's a tease.
A new QSL design has just been shipped to Gennady UX5UO. Fantastic work at a reasonable price.