DX and Blazing Fall Color
I hiked across Shute Hill this afternoon to David Swain’s Farm. The colors were stunning. I worked Bulgaria, the Cayman Islands, St. George Island, Aland Island, and Italy.
I started out at the old cemetery off the Rufus Colby Road and hiked south along a snowmobile trail. Along the way I took a snap shot of some of the trees.
It stayed in the 50s today, but was warm in the sun. I hiked about two and a half miles to the old range road and then into Swain’s field. I tossed my antenna wire into a gold maple and sat down in the grass with the KX3. Here’s a photo of the tree.
I operated on both 20 meters and 17 meters. Here’s my log:
11 Oct-16 1755 14.010 LZ3QE CW 559 589 Bulgaria
11 Oct-16 1758 18.072 ZF1DX CW 599 599 Cayman Islands
11 Oct-16 1800 18.074 K4G CW 599 599 St. George Island
11 Oct-16 1801 14.020 LZ1DS CW 449 599 Bulgaria
11 Oct-16 1806 14.027 IZ2QXG CW 559 579 Italy
11 Oct-16 1810 14.024 OH0Z CW 599 599 Aland Island
The color is a few days away from peak. But we may not get another brilliant
day like today. I’m glad I got out.
Excellent Story and Great Photos! What did you use to connect your antenna wire to the KX3? A BNC to binding post adapter, and what length of wire do you use? 73 and Good Health, Jeff K9JP
Absolutely Beautiful…Tnx for sharing! 73, John
Inspirational and uplifting. We’re just heading towards summer after a somewhat wet and windy winter way down here in the South Pacific. I very much enjoy your articles. GL tnx es 73. Phil ZL2OWL
John and Phil – many thanks for your kind comments. These outings are lots of fun. VY 73 Jim W1PID