St. Vincent on Three Bands at Shute Hill
This afternoon I took a quick hike up Shute Hill. I had
a great two-way QRP QSO with N0UR and then I worked
J88HL on three bands.
I walked down the range road and turned into the woods. Farther on I
Will Ellis's field. I sat down near the east edge and turned on the
KX3. I heard
Jim N0UR in MN calling CQ on 14.060. He was booming in, and he gave
a good report too. "UR portable ANT doing FB," he sent. I had the
wire over a branch with the earchi.org 9:1 unun. He was running a K2
at 5 watts
to a 3-element beam. His signal was over S9. What fun to have
a 2-way QRP QSO.
After that I went up to 15 meters. A group of Polish operators was
a DXpedition from St. Vincent. J88HL was working split with a pretty
large pileup. But it was orderly and his signal was strong. I had no
making the QSO.
When I switched to 10 meters, there was the St. Vincent station
again working split.
So I worked J88HL on 10 meters and moved to 17 meters. I was
surprised to hear
them again on another band. Once again I made the QSO. So I worked
them on 3 bands
in the course of 15 minutes.
With that I packed up and headed back down the hill. What a
beautiful afternoon for
a quick outing... sunny with temps at nearly 50F.