Balancing Act
December 7th, 2010 by kmack

balancing work and life demands

When Work Gets in the Way of Ham Radio

Every now and then we hit one of those seasons of life where our work gets in the way of our hobby. For the past month, seems like work has overtaken the time and my radios have sat idle for WAY TOO LONG.

Thankfully, this weekend brings some relief and our Central Florida QRP group will take to the outdoors for our monthly outing. No one will be able to complain about the weather being too hot either, as the northland has sent us a reminder of why we moved to Florida. When it gets below 55F we get cranky and it looks like it will barely go above that temperature this weekend.

So look out for us this Saturday, 11 December 2010 about 1500-2000 UTC on the QRP watering holes on 40m, 30m, 20m and who knows where else. We’ll be out there with rusty fists on the keys once again. YAHOO!


Kelly K4UPG PB #173

3 Responses  
  • Mike writes:
    December 8th, 20106:44 amat

    Good morning, I can understand fully when work and hobby seem to be at opposite ends of our lifestyle. I find that when work over takes hobby time there sure is an imbalance. Good to hear about the contest this weekend and hope the weather and temp’s co-operate. I will say I would wish for temps of 55 up this way about now.

  • Martin writes:
    December 9th, 20108:19 pmat

    Hi, Kelly.

    Have fun this weekend. It doesn’t do to let the rust build up in the key :-) … will you be QRV for the PBMME next weekend (17th/18th) ?… we’re looking at 3°F here today. A group of us will be oprating from a cabin in the woods for the PBMME, it would be GRRRRRRREAT to get a QSO in the log with Kelly Bear.


  • kmack writes:
    December 9th, 20109:33 pmat

    Hello to my Canadian Bear Brothers! Yep, definitely got to pound the rust out of the key this weekend. Lord willin’ I’ll be on for the PBMME too. We’re looking at a forecast for 72F on Sat and I am lovin’ it!

    Grrrrrrrr8t to hear ya’ll too.

    Kelly K4UPG PB #173

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