DX and Fall Colors from Livermore Falls

Tim W3ATB and I went up to Livermore Falls in Plymouth this morning. I worked England, Spain, Israel, Denmark and Latvia. To make it even better, the fall colors were stunning.

falls

The Plymouth and Lincoln railroad tracks run just to the west of the falls. I set up on some rocks in the sunshine. It was nearly 55F in the sun.

track

I tossed a 33 foot wire into an oak tree so my wire was sloping to the east. It was perfect on 15, 12 and 10 meters. I used the KX3 with a 9:1 unun.

jim

As I tuned across 15 meters I felt like I was in radio heaven. FS/K9NU Paul in
St. Martin answered on my first call. Here’s my log for the morning:

27 Oct-15 1455 21.028 FS/K9NU CW 599 599 St. Martin
27 Oct-15 1458 21.024 OZ5RM CW 569 599 Denmark
27 Oct-15 1503 21.022 YL2TQ CW 589 599 Latvia
27 Oct-15 1508 21.007 LZ1IN CW 559 579 Bulgaria
27 Oct-15 1512 24.900 4Z5AD CW 599 599 Israel
27 Oct-15 1523 24.900 UR5WA CW 599 599 Ukraine
27 Oct-15 1525 28.028 G0EFO CW 579 599 England
27 Oct-15 1530 28.009 EA3AR CW 579 599 Spain

tree

I tried 12 meters and worked Ukraine and Israel, so I moved up to 10 meters. I was amazed to find it also open. I worked England and Spain.

With that I packed up and headed home. I’m so glad I was able to get out. It’s supposed to rain the next two days.

Jim Cluett, W1PID, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Hampshire, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “DX and Fall Colors from Livermore Falls”

  • ted HC5K:

    envy…….congrats LIved in W SALEM nc AND MISS THE FALL .RETIRED IN HC LAND
    US CALL KG4LRJ.
    getting a station together b operative soon.. enjoy fall andI enjoy the NEWS:
    I enjoy d NEWS Letter. 73
    Ted

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