Spring Bike Ride in East Andover
Judy and I rode our bikes for the first time this year. We went
from the post office in East Andover and rode toward Dyers Crossing.
I worked Sicily and Tennessee.
At last it's green and warm.... 70F today. The black flies are also
out and they're horrendous. We found a sunny spot in front of a
small beaver pond where the bugs seemed pretty sparse. I put on
repellent and tossed my wire over a birch branch. I sat down beside
the trail and tuned around 20 meters.
I only heard a few signals... the strongest among them was IT9SSI
Sicily. Dario gave me a 589, but I couldn't have been that strong.
took a few calls before he heard me.
Then I tuned up the band a bit and heard N1DWJ in Tennessee calling
CQ. By now, I'd flicked two ticks off, and the black flies were
used to the repellent. I was ready to call it quits. Dave gave me a
and I signed.
It's just so great to get out again. The sound of red wing
the pond in chorus with a bunch of local frogs, is pure music. Thank
goodness the cold weather is gone.