Well between writing blog entries today I managed to make a few contacts on HF. I had a nice QSO on 17 meters and checked into the Maritime Net on 20 meters. I got good signal and audio reports on both bands. I realize that most of that has to do with band conditions since I'm using a less than optimal antenna set up and running only 100 watts. Still it tells me that the band are coming back after the lull in the sun spot cycle and there are better days ahead for those that like to chat with old friends and make new ones both near and far.