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.

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

4 Responses to “Hello World! DX from Hill Village”

  • Jeff n1kdo:

    SEPTEMBER is the BEST MONTH in New Hampshire.


  • It is the best month… but it’s too darned short!
    Jim W1PID

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    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.

  • David:

    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.

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