Well, what a month so far! Wife and I went away to Chesterfield to stay with her brother & wife, and we went to the Chatsworth House Country fair on the 2nd, which was AMAZING! We also went to Matlock Bath for the first time, and I have to say that it is a beautiful place to visit.

That trip meant no radio for a few days, as I also had to catch up with some other jobs on our return. However, since then I have managed to get on air quite a bit since then. Sadly nothing new to report, but loads of QSO’s made on various bands.

As of the 19th, I am now up to 7063 QSO’s in the log for this year, which is my best tally so far in any year, and we still have a little over 3 months to go yet! And – there is CQWW RTTY coming up!

Well, CQWW RTTY produced 183 Q’s on 10m single band, low power. Not a bad effort for around 12 hours total. I had 22 Zones, 48 DXCC and 36 States/Provinces. Some nice DX too, such as P49X, ZF2SS, FY5KE, V31MA, TI2OY, HI8SDR, PZ5RA, 6W/IV3FSG, HK3TU, VU2IBI, A60A, A44A, 9N7AA, A71AE, XE1YL, several JA’s, and even MJ0X!

As of the end of the month, I have 7362 QSO’s in the log – my best year yet!

Also, on the 30th, I made it to 70 years old 😁