This had to be the toughest activation yet as far as noise & propagation goes. Thunderstorms were rolling all across Texas today, heck over the entire U.S. it seemed like! I guess you can’t win them all… Well, with 29 in the log, I really shouldn’t be complaining. I operated for...
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