Hello World! DX from Hill Village
You’d have to be crazy to stay indoors today! I rode my bike along the Pemigewasset River… on the other side… in Hill Village. I worked Poland, Russia, Italy and Croatia.
Judy and I took the old road south toward Franklin. We passed Bennett’s Brook and I took a quick photo. After riding two miles, we pulled over near a field along the river. There’s an old butternut tree alongside the lane. I stopped here to setup the KX3.
I tossed a line over the top branch and pulled up 33 feet of wire. I started on 17 meters and worked SP1JPQ in Poland. Jerry gave me a 439. He was only 569 and I decided to try 15 meters. That was much better. I called RX6AM after he finished a QSO. Mike gave me a 569. We’ve worked many times before. When I told him I was QRP at 5W, he sent: “Hi 5W great sigs Jim.”
Next I had a QSO with IZ8BRI in Italy. Egi and I quickly exchanged 599’s and then I worked Croatia. 9A2AJ, Tom and I also exchanged 599s. “FB WID UR QRP,” he sent when I told him I was operating portable with 5W. With that I packed up. Judy took a quick photo before we rode back.
Today was much cooler… in the 60s. Here and there a few leaves have started changing color. I’m trying to make the best of the warm days.
SEPTEMBER is the BEST MONTH in New Hampshire.
It is the best month… but it’s too darned short!
Good afternoon Jim, very nice adventure for a sunny maybe cool but very nice day. Yes the leaves are starting to turn here as well and if the weather is good on Saturday I may be out and about with my KX3 as well.
Very nice shots of the day as well.
97 degrees here in Florida today with a few thunder storms.. would love some of that Fall weather in New Hampshire down here. It is beautiful up there.