Jolly St. Nick

A Merry Old Soul

by Scott B. Laughlin / n7net

I heard a faint Signal
Late one Christmas Eve
Copy was not easy
And harder to believe.

I pressed one phone
Against my ear
And held my breath ‘til
The signal came clear.

It was jolly St. Nick
With an old straight key,
A K1, and dipole
Doing QRP.

We QSOed for a time
While elves loaded his sleigh
He did most of the talking ‘cuz
A cat had my fist, you might say.

At last we signed with a CUL
Me and this jolly old soul
His toy bags were loaded
And he was ready to roll


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