I’m sure everybody knows that the Omicron variant is here. There’s a lot of speculation that it is a lot less likely to cause severe disease than Delta. This may be true. But it’s also far more transmissible, and this is flooding the hospitals. It may also be true that this is the “last gasp” of Covid. I hope it’s true, but we don’t know this for sure. We must keep being careful. Being triple-vaccinated is the best thing you can do to stay out of the hospital. You can still get Omicron if you’re vaccinated, but it’s usually very mild. With any luck, this surge will be over with in time for Midwinter Madness on March 19th.
I don’t know what the snow report is for Beargrease, but there have been several big storms up there, so it must be pretty good. If the weather holds out it should be a great race. We’re always looking for more volunteers for road crossings. You can work just one day, or the whole event. Contact Gordy or me if you’d like to volunteer.
If you can’t go up north for Beargrease, see if you can work Winter Field Day. We currently have no plans to do this as a club, but if a group wants to get together and use the TALARC shack that would be great.
I’m looking forward to our next meeting. We will have Eric Brindley, W0XG, give a talk about making contacts by bouncing signals off the moon. Why do we do that? Because we can!
If you know anybody who wants to get their license, tell them about our Technician class that starts Feb 7th. More details elsewhere in this issue.
Benton Jackson, K0BHJ