No activity for several weeks (months?)

My last activity was in January when I participated in an “NAQCC Sprint” — that is, a monthly contest, two hours long, sponsored by the North American QRP CW Club.

Not been on the air because of other demands on my time — family, local volunteer activities, and the like.

I have ordered a new antenna, an 80-10 meter end-fed long wire that I will install as soon as it arrives.  This will enable me to operate on 80 meters, which should help because 40 meters and the bands above 40 are fairly dead in the winter.