100th post, a new QSL card, and an election

Ugh. So ALL of October went by and I didn’t make a single QSO. Not even digital modes. But October was a busy month. Back-to-back weekends shooting weddings out of town (Hilton Head and Aiken), a product shoot, and HOURS of late night photo editing. As soon as I got caught up, I agreed to shoot bridal portraits for a client this past weekend. We came back with many beautiful images, which will require several more nights of editing. I’m not complaining. It feels good to get back to being a photographer again, even if it’s just on the weekends.

Also in October, the YL and I had a deck installed on the rear of our home. I already have plans to lash up my Buddistick and enjoy some outdoor radio at some point in the future.

Speaking of that Buddistick: One of the first contacts I made with it, N1MX working from the station at W1AW, sent me a QSL card today after reading about my contact with him on this blog! What a strange, circular world we live in, hehe. I especially enjoyed reading his personal note on the back.


Thanks Michael! I will always cherish that contact!

I promised a note on “an election” but I’m not talking about the presidential race… Sure, I’ll head to the polls at some point tomorrow and cast my ballot, but I’m MOST excited about club elections we held tonight at the meeting of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club.

I now proudly hold the position of club treasurer-elect! Sure, I “ran” unopposed (well, in fact, ALL the candidates did), but someone out there had to nominate me. I couldn’t be happier to be honest. This is really a great group of guys, and as I’ve written here, I’ve participated in many club activities this year, from charity runs, walks and bike rides, to winter and summer field day, VE sessions, workshops, weekly nets, and I haven’t missed a meeting in a year. Had no idea I’d get nominated for an officer position, but I’m really honored and can’t wait to get started!

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