Fall Hike to the 20 Acre Field
Judy and I hiked up to the 20 Acre Field on Shute Hill. In less than
15 minutes I worked Croatia,
Slovenia, Italy, Venezuela, Greenland and W1AW/0 in Missouri.
It was a brisk fall day in the mid-50s. The fall colors were lovely.
After lunch Judy and I
walked up the Rufus Colby Road and into an old farm lane. We went
east for about a half
mile and into the 20 acre field. I tossed a 33 foot wire over a
maple branch and sat down in
the field. I operated mostly on 15 meters with the KX3.
Here's my log:
9 Oct-14 1859 21.027 9A7R CW 599 599
9 Oct-14 1901 21.020 S53ZO CW 599 599
9 Oct-14 1905 21.017 IK4VFD CW 599 599 Italy
9 Oct-14 1907 21.037 YV1KK CW 599 599
9 Oct-14 1909 24.908 XP3A CW 539 599
9 Oct-14 1912 24.912 W1AW/0 CW 599 599 MO
Toward the end I switched to 12 meters and was pleased to find
Peter, XP3A in Greenland.
It's always a thrill to work distance lands while hiking in the
woods and fields of New Hampshire.
There's often a marked contrast between my operating position and
the places I contact.
By the end of October the cold weather and frequent rain will be in
the forecast. I'm trying to
get out as often as I can before then.