EA2LU QRP from Knox Mountain

I made a quick hike to Knox Mountain this afternoon. It was a typical, bleak November day. But I had a great time working my old friend Jorge EA2LU from Spain. He was also running 5 watts. As I approached the pond three wild ducks took off from the quiet water.


It was a cold misty day. Last night it had snowed a half an inch. The snow had all melted by this afternoon. The walk was invigorating…


Because everything was wet, I set up on the cabin porch. I had tossed a 10 meter wire over a branch and hooked up the KX3 with the internal tuner. There were a few DX stations working split with big pileups, so I went up to 14.060 and called CQ.

EA2LU, Jorge came right back, and it was so good to hear him. We’ve had nearly 20 QSOs since 2008. Most of them were 2-way QRP.

Just as Jorge said his weather was ugly with rain, it started to sprinkle. I could see the rain drops on the pond.


“UR KX3/10M wire are doing a great job,” he sent. He gave me a 569 and he was a 579.


After the QSO with Jorge, I packed up and hiked the mile and a half back to the car. It’s supposed to snow again tonight.

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

One Response to “EA2LU QRP from Knox Mountain”

  • Charles N1CAI:

    Nice I thought about trying a contact or two but didn’t get the chance today
    Give me a shout relocating up north always looking to make new radio friends love QRP PSK31 and SSB.

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