It's not near as depressing as when the only HF rig you have is for 17 meter cw, and qrp at that. Our day will come. Don't despair. I've been riding sunspot cycles since 1964, when I was first licensed.
Age brings patience.
uhlawpup - deep in the heart of Downtown Houston
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