A hike on Shute Hill
This afternoon Judy and I hiked on Shute Hill.
I worked Italy, France, Russia, Slovenia and
It was a cool but beautiful day. The trail is lined with
wildflowers... asters, goldenrod, and jewel weed. We
stop to enjoy the brook that flows out of the beaver pond.
About a mile up the trail there is a rich fragrance
permeating everywhere. It is a vast field of goldenrod.
At the top of the hill there is a clearing. We will stop here. I
a wire in an old butternut tree. Judy finishes up some knitting in
I have brought the KX3. I pull up 33 feet of wire and begin
on 17 meters. The band is excellent. I make six contacts in about 25
minutes. Here is my log.
8 Sep-13 1948 18.075 IK2CIO CW 599 599
8 Sep-13 1950 14.011 F8DGY CW 549 599
8 Sep-13 1956 14.060 W9PP CW 569
8 Sep-13 2008 14.037 UA0IT/6 CW 559 599 Russia
8 Sep-13 2011 18.072 S51WO CW 589 599
8 Sep-13 2016 18.074 IS0GQX CW 599 599 Sardinia
Now I pack up the gear. It is a perfect afternoon. I glance behind
the hike back.