Here are a couple of items too short for an entry of their own:
RF in the Shack
I’ve been operating the random wire antenna at only 30W because I was afraid of RF in the shack. After all, the tuner is only about four fee from the radio, and the antenna starts at the back end of the tuner.
Up till now, I hadn’t really seen any evidence of RF in the shack. Yesterday, though, I was calling CQ using the radio’s memory keyer, and while the radio was calling CQ, I was trying to do something on the computer. As I tried to mouse around using the touch pad, the mouse just jumped all over the place. So, there is some RF in the shack after all.
QRP Net on EchoLink
On Sunday evenings, at 9 pm Eastern Time, the EchoLink QRP net convenes. I’ve checked in the last couple of sessions. They chat about all manner of ham radio topics, not just QRP. Check it out, especially if you’re a QRP op.