Re: Missing ?


ljl2002@att.net
 

Jerry,
Saw you briefly but couldn't get through.
I was dealing with an abnormal amount of QRM & QSB this weekend but I was able to make a few contacts.
73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482


On Saturday, May 27, 2017 5:25 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Ray:
 
 
Understand that.  My grandkids are scattered from Minnesota to Kansas to California.  One from MN is here this weekend and I have one living with me.  Everyone has their priorities and that's ok.  Just made an observation on the lack of participants and lousy conditions.   
 
Jerry  N9AVY      




From: "'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Missing ?

 
That is what is known as an "opportunity cost". By definition, resources (usually time and money) are always limited. When we determine how we spend our time an money, not only do we give up the resources, but we also give up the alternatives upon which those resources might have been spent. That is the "opportunity cost". 

I have an only granddaughter who lives 900 miles away; I only get to see her once, perhaps twice, per year. Thus, I think giving up radio for the weekend to spend with your granddaughter was an appropriate use of resources... opportunity cost well spent. Plus, keeping your wife happy was a bonus that will pay dividends. 

Ray N9RWC

 


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Received: 03:15 PM CDT, 05/27/2017
From: "Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Missing ?


 
K5SP wants to get on, but family is getting in the way.  Have great granddaughter here this weekend and xyl doesn't want to hear that there is a contest....

Jim, K5SP

On 5/27/2017 2:15 PM, steve@... [070] wrote:
 
My count is definitely down from last year. Very long gaps between Qs.  I've had a lot more "almost qso's" this contest weekend then past, where I get a reply to a CQ, i send my exchange, exchange from other station not heard..   I think someone keeps tripping over the 20m cord and pulling it out of the wall.   

As has been the case the past few months,  20 didn't wake up until late in the morning.  It's very weak here now (1500 eastern), but has been up and down all weekend. When it opens up I get a whole lot of weak traces from europe for a minute or so, and then fades out with just a few traces left.

40 wasn't bad last night, a lot of solid signals, but there were not a lot of 070 members on...

I am seeing a ton of cw activity on the low side of 20 for the cq cw wpx contest.  Maybe everyone has migrated to cw and jt65 to cope with solar cycle.

On the bright side, I'm getting a lot more gardening (well, weed pulling) done today than I had thought I would....

/steve  - w1hs #2173







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