Not every weekend that offers an excellent contest – and from what I hear interesting band conditions – can work out for an operator.
Between travel, family home from University (including the drive out to pick up and then later drop off), local Football Playoffs with family playing and an excellent symphony concert, there was simply not enough weekend to make a showing.
Travel & time outside of the house really put the final touch on leaving the K9ZW station silent:
“The home fire burning: the kettle almost boiling
but the master of the house is far away.”
There is next year, where there may not be Playoffs and sons willing to come home from University to spend time each year.