Being older and perhaps in a higher risk group for the Covid-19 virus, our strategy is to add two weeks to whatever is going on outside. If nobody is getting sick at school after two weeks, then we can exit our isolation and get on with our lives until the next crisis. If on the other hand the opening is premature, then we hold for a while. Being unable to see the grandchildren has been the most difficult part of this isolation. Hopefully in a few weeks, that separation will also end.
In the meantime, me and my team are working on the QSO Today Virtual Ham Radio Expo. The dates are set for August 8 and 9th. We are using a virtual reality platform that will give us a full convention experience with exhibit hall, speaker auditoriums, and hospitality rooms. George, KJ6VU, from the Ham Radio Workbench podcast is helping me with the list of speakers, now close to 40 in 5 subject tracks. I’m excited.
I need a small favor. Please complete my survey by clicking on the button on the Expo page of the QSO Today website. This survey will give you a FREE ticket to both days of the event in August. Your registration will also show potential exhibitors that this project has your support. If you have already filled out this survey, then you have your free ticket. I am truly grateful for this support. In a few weeks I will contact you with your registration.
I wish you a happy and healthy week and that you enjoy this episode 301 with Rick Dubbs, WW9JD. Rick learned to “social distance” while spending four years at sea in a US Navy nuclear submarine. He shares this and the rest of the story in this QSO Today.
73, Eric 4Z1UG