The Days are Cooler on the Pemi
Judy and I rode our bikes along the Pemigewasset River in Old Hill.
I stopped on a knoll overlooking the river for 15 minutes and worked
Belgium, Moldova, W1AW/4 in NC and Germany.
The day was fine, but a bit cool and breezy. It definitely feels
like fall is
approaching. Every now and then the scent of wild apples would fill
nostrils as we peddled along. Yellow leaves lay on the path. Wild
dotted the lane way.
On the knoll I tossed my line over a pine branch and hooked up the
I started out on 17 meters. Right away I worked Pat ON7PQ in
He was 599 and gave me a 569. Then... another quick contact with
Moldova... ER3MM, Victor. He gave me a 449.
Then I switched to 20 meters and heard W1AW/4 in North Carolina
in. I made the contact easily.
I switched to 15 meters for one more QSO. Hans DL8MCG was calling CQ
and I answered
him. I wasn't strong... barely 539, but we had a nice chat. "UR FB
with 5W," he sent
when I told him I was QRP. Hans was running 500 watts to a vertical.
I packed up and joined Judy who was knitting in the sun farther down
The crickets are singing a new song now. It's the song of cooler
days and the coming of