Today I woke early and went for a brisk walk listening to a podcast. In the morning I worked, doing a geospatial project converting a Django project from Google Maps 2 to 3 as well as working to handle complex polygons efficiently (tens of thousands of points) with holes in them.
Lunch with Jonathan, then some more work followed by some quality shed time.
A kit arrived from QRP Kits, it's a DC40B CW transceiver. I'm still struggling to learn CW and I thought that having a CW only transceiver might help with my motivation. Instructions are good and it was lovely working in the shed with a breeze through the window blowing the solder smoke.
Over the past week there have been numerous visitors to the shed. Dave, VK3ASE, George, Bob, Dave VK2HLG, and Indy (ham call coming soon).
I'm on 20m WSPR and band conditions are really good. I'm running just 1W (the minimum my rig will go down to) and getting spotted right around the globe including by K1JT himself.
My reception seems quite low in noise and I'm also hearing lots of stations.