The Last Hoorah
It's amazing... it's the third week of November and 58F outside.
Judy and I went for
a bike ride on the rail trail in Andover. I worked French Guiana,
Brazil, France and
3 NPOTA stations.
We rode perhaps 2 1/2 miles east from Andover and stopped at a 10
acre marsh. Here the
sun was brilliant and warm. I tossed my line over a maple tree and
sat right down at the
edge of the trail.
I set up the KX3 and started operating on 20 meters. KB4RGC was
calling CQ from North
Carolina and I answered him. Bob was a 599 and he gave me a 579. We
made the exchange
and started to chat, but QSB hit us and he dropped to 449 and I
disappeared. So I switched
to 40 meters and worked a couple of NPOTA stations. The first one
was on the Captain
John Smith Chesapeake Trail and the second was on the Fire Island
Here's my log:
19 Nov-16 1756 14.058 KB4RGC CW 579 599 NC
19 Nov-16 1805 7033 WB3GCK CW 599 599
TR21 Chesapeake Trail
19 Nov-16 1812 7048 KA2ESK CW 599 599
SS07 Fire Isl
19 Nov-16 1816 14.023 FY5KE CW 599 599 French
19 Nov-16 1818 10.123 TM8VG CW 599 599
19 Nov-16 1825 14.044 W5NO CW 599 599
SS08 Gulf Isl
19 Nov-16 1836 14.022 PV8ADI CW 599 599 Brazil
It's really incredible to get a reprieve from the normal rainy, cold
Novembers we've come
to expect. To bask in the warm sun, make contacts around the world
and enjoy a fantastic
bike ride is such a treat.
It will be short lived. Tomorrow parts of New Hampshire will get
snow. The forecast is calling
for low 40s and rain in our area.