Fall ARCI Contest on Shute Hill
Judy and I hiked on Shute Hill late this afternoon. Judy worked on
knitting and I worked a few stations in the Fall ARCI Sprint.
The trees shimmered in the sunlight as we passed the Phelps farm on
Rufus Colby Road. Soon
we were at the field and I set up the 65 foot end fed wire as an
inverted vee. I used the Mountain
Topper running 3 watts on 20 meters. I made four quick contacts
before the sun went behind the
trees. Two of them were dupes. I had worked N0UR and N4BP in the
morning. But it was nice
to say hello again with the portable setup. I operated for about 20
minutes in the field.
Here's my log:
10 Oct-15 2015 14.061 K5YQF CW 559 559 TX
10 Oct-15 2019 14.060 N0UR CW 559 559 MN
10 Oct-15 2030 14.060 WZ4L CW 569 559 TN 3W
10 Oct-15 2037 14.060 N4BP CW 599 599 FL
It was only about 50F, but warm in the sun... definitely jacket
weather. As the shadows lengthened,
it cooled off quickly and we headed back.