Spring Has Sprung – and Radio Conditions Might Get Interesting
When I was OCD about the ARRL DXCC program, Winter was my favorite time of year for trying to work ATNO’s, but there was always big and fun surprises during the Autumnal and Vernal Equinoxes. Today is an early Vernal Equinox, and here is a very interesting article regarding this:
My Geochron 4K large screen map looks awesome as always – it is easily one of the best ham radio related purchases – and has transformed my ham radio shack as much or more than any other “occupant” in my shack:
The KY6R Ham Shack – with awesome Geochron 4K wall map / clock
For now – this is also my home office, and I’m liking this so much – and am more productive working from home that I think I might start WFH every Friday – after this “shelter in place” order is over. I still love the interaction with other humanoids – and love my gym, so I doubt I’d go completely WFH – but maybe once a week could be a nice change.
For the last 3 days I have been quite concerned – the bad chest cold that I had that started on December 22 – and lasted through the first week of February seemed like it was going to return. But my body has fought it off. It was like a lighter version of what I had before – and so while its impossible to know what it was – it still intrigues me that it could have been Covid-19. On that note – it pisses me off that the news reports that Coronavirus is up 40% in the last 24 hours. That is downright irresponsible – as bad as Trump saying that “We have it contained”. Testing in the US really has only just started – so of course it looks like a big spike. Then there are countless people who have had no symptoms and who never have or will get tested. As a Data Architect, I learned early on – that all of this “Big Data” and “Data Science” work in the world is based on very poor quality data. I hate to say it – but I think Data Science has been way over emphasized and relied on. Garbage in, Garbage out.
Today I am going to start my new “gym” – getting back into riding my bike more often with longer rides. I’ll still commute to and from BART when we are out of the woods with this Pandemic, and believe within a couple months we will past the worst part. I do think the idea to “flatten the curve” is the responsible thing to do – and is not too much to ask of everyone.
We are all in this together, and we will get through it.