Early Fall at Eagle Pond
Judy and I rode our bikes from Andover to Wilmot on the old Northern
route. I worked Germany, Alaska, Grand Turk Island, and New Mexico.
a gorgeous day.
We rode our bikes for about half an hour and settled down on the
little beach at Eagle
Pond. I tossed a line into an oak tree on the shore, pulled up a 33
foot wire, and set up
the KX3. Judy lay down for some sun. I tuned up on 15 meters and
found Frank DL1REM
in Germany calling CQ. He was very strong and gave me a 579.
"CONGRATS FOR UR
QRP SIG," he sent. "REAL FB SIG." Then I switched to 12 meters and
in Alaska! Imagine working Alaska with 5 watts and a wire from the
middle of nowhere.
What a thrill. I gave a listen to 10 meters and there was Paul KW7D
in New Mexico
calling CQ. Paul also gave me a 579 and we had a quick chat. To
finish up, I went to
17 meters and worked VP5/G3SWH on Grand Turk Island.
We rode back through woods and fields turning gold with fall colors.
We couldn't have had a nicer