Cold, Quiet Nights

The listening post has been quiet for awhile. As currently constructed (or situated, I suppose), my radio area in the corner of our “three-season-room”. That’s a fancy name for a porch that has storm windows but not heating or cooling. With the temperatures very chilly here over the past week-plus, it’s been hard to sit down and chase DX. Which is frustrating, because I’m rediscovering my love for this hobby. I want to spend my evenings sitting next to the rig, scrolling through the bands looking for new signals. I want to scroll through DX Listening Digest, read about new stations, and then be able to chase them down.

Hopfully it will warm up soon and I can get back out there. I need a few more nights with my Sangean ATS-909X to be able to write up my thoughts, too.

I must admit my receiver lust has already moved to the next phase. In those evening hours when I should be listening, I’ve been sitting on the couch watching a baseball game while I work through eBay and other swap sites, looking for deals on better DX machines. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I have a feeling it’s just a matter of time before I do.

Here’s to warmer weather and good DX.

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