After being away for about a month tending to life, I enjoyed getting back on the airwaves the CQ World Wide DX CW contest this weekend. I only put in a couple of hours looking for new DXCC entities. The Straight Key Century Club Event Calendar is updated for December and there are a lot of great events as winter approaches. I’m excited to see continued activity in the SKCC Rag Chew Award - members get a certificate for every 300 minutes of conversational CW activity they log with each other. Russ, KK4WX in Georgia just became the 31st recipient of the RC Award. Bob, K3CKO in from Marathon NY just added a total of 1500 minutes to his RC Award!
While working on the awards and updated the SKCC Event Calendar, I kept an eye on the K3UK Sked Page and an ear to 30 meters. I got nice contacts and a new SKCC number from Rick, KO4OP and a new band contact with Chip, W9EBE.