September Bike Ride in Old Hill Village
Judy and I rode our bikes in Old Hill Village. I worked four
separate Spanish stations
plus Latvia and Greenland. It was a beautiful, beautiful day.
It was cool today... only 55F. But in the sun it was nearly 70F. We
took our bikes
over to Hill Village and set off down the trail. We rode for 20
minutes and stopped
at a familiar spot. Bathed in sun, under an old butternut tree, it
was the perfect place
to set up and enjoy the warmth.
I ran the KX3 and a 33 foot wire over a branch. I started out on 15
worked a Spanish special event station. I stayed on 15M and worked
OX3XR in Greenland. "Jim UR QRP FB," he sent when I told him I was
running 5W. Altogether I worked 4 Spanish stations... a pipeline it
Here's my log:
14 Sep-14 1855 21.018 AM03PP CW 599 599
14 Sep-14 1856 21.001 OX3XR CW 569 599
14 Sep-14 1903 18.080 EG4GET CW 599 599
14 Sep-14 1908 18.074 EG7MAL CW 599 599
14 Sep-14 1912 14.025 YL100PW CW 599 599
14 Sep-14 1914 18.072 EH3SDC CW 599 599
I'm not sure why, but all the Spanish stations were honoring a
I operated for 15 minutes before packing up for the return ride. I
was glad the bands were active
in spite of dire warnings of solar storms and poor HF conditions. On
the way back we stopped at
the old bridge abutment. Sanbornton (where I live) is on the other
side of the river.
I hope we'll have many more outings before the cold weather sets in
for the winter.