2 Nights Before Christmas
Twas 2 nights before Christmas and up at the Pole,
Santa was checkin’ his radio gear for the big show.
His APRS was working just fine,
So the boys at NORAD could track him down the line.
His new HF rig was tuned up on 20.
He knew that 100 watts would be plenty.
No CW on this flight he grumbled out loud.
I have to be able to fly through the clouds.
So sideband it is for the big night tomorrow.
I hope those code guys won’t be too full of sorrow.
The two meter rig was already encoded,
with every repeater that could be uploaded.
They’ll know I’m when I’m near and won’t be surprised,
and make sure the kids have all closed their eyes.
He stopped for a moment then gave a big start,
when he suddenly realized he was missing a part.
Of course! He exclaimed, its my laptop PC!
I won’t get far without it on my knee.
Its got my log and my list and my flight plan too,
though I always have Rudolph to guide me through.
He pulled out his wallet and made sure to check,
to be sure his FCC license was there for the trek.
Well, it looks like I’m ready, they heard him declare,
I’ll be single op unassisted for the whole affair.
I better get some rest now before the big night
So that everything will work out alright.
And they heard him exclaim as walked off to bed,
CQ, CQ, CQ . . .
Merry Christmas Y’all
73, Ron, AE5NO