Bike Ride in East Andover
It was a perfect day for a bike ride. I went to East Andover and
on the old Northern Rail route. It's now a bicycle path. I rode east
for nearly two miles and stopped at a small brook. I worked England,
Italy, Russia, France and Germany.
It was 80F... warm and balmy. The air was fragrant with early summer
flowers. Dandelions in seed lined the trail. Soon I came to a bridge
crosses Sucker Brook. I stopped.
To the north lay a sprawling valley and a marshy area. It's a
perfect spot because the wind coming
from the north kept the mosquitoes at bay. I never got bitten.
Conveniently someone has placed a picnic table right by the brook. I
set up here. I tossed a 33 foot
wire over a pine branch and used the Elecraft KX3. I started out on
There are several events going on today, so there's plenty of
a field day for Europe, some D-day events and the Alabama QSO Party.
My first station was IZ3GOA, Sergio in Italy. We exchanged quick
I worked seven stations in barely 15 minutes. Here's my log:
7 Jun-14 2036 14.001 IZ3GOA CW 599 599 Italy
7 Jun-14 2042 14.018 R7AB CW 599 599
7 Jun-14 2045 14.040 K4HAL CW 599 599
7 Jun-14 2046 14.011 DM3C/P CW 599 599
7 Jun-14 2049 14.021 IQ0PG CW 599 599
7 Jun-14 2050 14.031 G6YB/P CW 599 599
7 Jun-14 2052 18.070 TM70BBC CW 599 599
With this I pack up the gear and ride back to the car. This is a
place I visit often
in the summer. There are many excellent spots to stop and operate
section of the trail.