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
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.