Waste of time. Why do that when you could... Insert your thoughts here. For about 3 months I had to live with Internet access by cell phone with 6 gigs of data a month. Trust me, it makes you think very hard about why you need to spend a few minutes on Web SDR and Band Conditions. When I finally had full Internet access with "100 up and down" (yea, right) I became reacquainted with the world through the Internet. Then I started thinking... Before the Internet and email, where instant exchanges of voice and data and photos and.. There was Ham radio. Those who were Hams could literally "talk to the world, one QSO at a time" And those who did not, could not. Hams had Packet Radio to send a "cave man" form of email as we might consider it today. The rest of us had pen, paper, envelope and stamp. Some Hams had radios in their cars and could keep in touch with YL at home or call for help if the car died on the road. The rest of us had to walk to the nearest pay phone and hope we have enough coins in our pocket. All those examples are great and clearly outdated and I really don't care. Today, God forgot to wake up the Sun. Propagation was FLAT (less than 5) on all bands. The Noon Time Net was a serious challenge and every time we collectively reminded ourselves of just how bad the band was, I thought, "the band conditions are great! this means we all have to really work hard and make use of every tool and technique we have to simply claim the victory of 'checking in' to the NTN". It was worth the effort.