I want to take a moment to tell you about Mike, G0UWU. For the last four years, since I've had the VHF radio in the car to operate on my commute, Mike's been a 'regular fixture' on the 7am shift on GB3WH and I've enjoyed hundreds of QSOs with him whilst he's been driving from home in Gloucester to work at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire.
Well, a week ago yesterday, Mike retired. So he doesn't have to do that long commute anymore. I'm sure he's pleased about that - and I wish him every happiness for his retirement. But it's not the same in the morning without Mike to chat to!
But the point of this post, apart from wishing Mike well - is to highlight the difference that one person's activity on the bands can make.
Be that difference!