DX from Cannon Mountain
I made a quick trip to Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch with the
family today. I only operated for
10 minutes, but worked two German stations. The view was
We took the tramway to the top with my daughter who is visiting from
Hawaii. Judy made a
picnic lunch for us and we sat on the east side of the mountain. I
put up a 14 foot
crappie pole that supported 15 feet of wire. I ran the KX3 at five
DL2DX, Joe was calling CQ on 17M and I answered him. He was 599 and
gave me a 569.
I told him I was QRP and he sent, "FB with 5W." We signed, and I was
Next I switched to 15 meters and I heard another strong German
station. DL5ANT, Ben was
just finishing up a QSO and I called him. My signal wasn't quite as
strong to him, but he gave
me a 559 and he was 579.
A large black cloud appeared, and we were sure it was about to rain.
We packed up and got ready
to leave, but the cloud passed to our north. We had a leisurely walk
back to the cable car. I'm
definitely coming back this summer. It's a gorgeous spot to operate.