DX from Dyers Crossing

This afternoon I rode my bike from East Andover to Dyers Crossing. I worked Cuba, Elba Island, Moscow, Tino Island and Slovenia.


I rode about 2 miles and turned off the trail onto an old road. Crossing the brook was a one-lane bridge. It was blocked off to traffic.

I walked out onto the bridge and heaved a 33 foot wire into a maple tree overhanging the bridge and sat down. I operated for 15 minutes on 17 meters and 20 meters. I used the KX3 at 5 watts. Both bands were in great shape. Here’s my log:

17 Aug-13  2042  18.077   CO8LY              CW 599 599 Cuba
17 Aug-13  2043  18.078   IA5/IZ5NFD   CW 599 599 Elba Island
17 Aug-13  2054  14.011   UA5C                 CW 599 599 Moscow
17 Aug-13  2055  14.012   IP1T                   CW 579 599 Tino Isl Light
17 Aug-13  2100  18.070   S51WO             CW 599 599 Slovenia

Tino Island Lighthouse – Italy

The afternoon was really perfect… about 75F and sunny. Ideal for a bike ride
through the fields and woods of New Hampshire. Working a little DX is
all I need to make the afternoon completely memorable.

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

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