Right at home on the Icom IC-9100
There’s a rumor that the Icom IC9100 runs warm. Well, it’s sort of a fact as “Manly” the shack cat will testify to. In recent times Manly t has taken to space on top of the IC9100. It’s warm to touch normally, and after working a bit of HF in the early morning there’s no better place to perch than here. Keeps the paws warm apparently.
Just when you think the bands are at their lowest, the shack cat will supervise operation of the station. His skill in distraction, destruction, and ability to block the screen or radio currently in use is second to none.
As we all turn to the digital modes because of the lowest solar flux in recent times, Manly disputes the fact that we’re at the end of solar cycle 24. Having said that, he is looking forward to some new sunspot activity to kick of cycle 25, but as you can see, he’s in no hurry.