DX from Dyer Brook
Judy and I rode our bikes from Shop Road to Dyer Brook in Old Hill
today. I worked the Canary Islands, Georgia and Wisconsin.
It was a hot summer day... almost 90F and it felt more like July
than May. But
what a beautiful afternoon. We rode down by Needle Shop Brook and
north on the old river road. We went about 2.5 miles to Dyer Brook.
a beautiful bridge there with the brook passing down the steep
going underneath. The constant flow keeps the moss brilliant green.
I tossed a 28 foot wire over the branch of an old maple tree, and I
sat down right
on the bridge near the edge. I was running the KX3 and stayed on 20
operated for less than 10 minutes.
EA8TL, Jorge in the Canary Islands was calling CQ. He returned my
call and we
exchanged quick 599's. The CWT sprint was underway and I worked two
stations participating in the weekly event. I worked W4BQF, Tom in
then Dwight NS9I in Wisconsin. I packed up within 10 minutes of
The last time I operated here I was attacked by fierce mosquitoes.
Oddly, there were none around today.
I didn't miss them. Within a few hours of returning home, a strong
line of thunderstorms moved across
the area from the west. They provided a much needed drenching for
the garden and it cooled down a bit.