Bike Ride in East Andover (QRP to Europe)
Fall colors are starting to show. I could see them every where during my brief bike ride in East Andover. I stopped on the trail at a small brook, and set up at a picnic table. I worked Russia, Czech Republic and England.
It was a short afternoon ride… maybe three miles. On a whim I stopped by a small bridge and set up some gear. I stayed on 20 meters with a half wave wire and 4 watts from the HB-1B. Right off I heard Alex, R2UZ in Russia calling CQ. He answered and gave me a 559. Up the band a bit, Jan OK1RO in the Czech Republic gave me a 569. A few minutes later, I came across Dave, G0GKH. He gave me a 569, but said there was lots of QSB on my signal. Non-the-less, he copied all of my information. He was running 100 watts to a G5RV.
After 15 minutes of operating, I packed up and continued on the ride. It was a perfect day for an outing. The sun was warm even though the ambient temperature was only around 60F. I kept a light fleece jacket on throughout.
Good morning Jim, with the temps were they were is was a great day for sure to get the bike out and hit the trial. Great contacts while portable by the way and nice shot of the outing.
Hi Jim, you’re always making lots of great contacts in your outdoor activities. Keep up the great job
Stefano IZ3NVR – KD2BGM
I love this kind of inspirational operating! 73, Rob.
Jim, when I read the accounts of your QRP outings, the word “Idyllic” comes to mind. Thanks for sharing!
Mike, Stefano, Rob and Larry. Many thanks for the comments. I always worry that
my compulsion for getting outdoors and making a few contacts will bore others. So I appreciate your kind notes. very best. Jim W1PID