DX from Rye Beach
Judy and I drove over to the beach today to escape the heat. It was
almost 90F here.
I worked Italy, Finland, Hungary, Cuba and California from the
What a fantastic day... and the drive paid off. It was nearly 10
degrees cooler at the beach with a
nice breeze. We had lunch, rode our bikes and then Judy took a
swim... while I set up the KX3 and
a 30 foot wire.
I extended a DK9SQ 33 foot mast and attached the wire to the tip.
Then I raised the mast and
tied it to a corner of a bench overlooking the harbor. Voila... I
had a station. 17 meters was excellent
from the beach, and I made 4 of my 6 contacts there. Here's my log:
25 Sep-17 1920 18.076 CO8LY CW 599 599
25 Sep-17 1922 18.082 IK3VUT CW 559 599 Italy
25 Sep-17 1928 18.085 IK5ZWU CW 559 599 Italy
25 Sep-17 1940 14.034 OH6NVC CW 559 579 Finland
25 Sep-17 1945 14.025 HA8VV CW 589 589
25 Sep-17 1950 18.080 N6UOE CW 579 599 CA
Before heading home, we decided to take another bike ride. We
went to a little
laneway on the other side of the harbor. I got a snapshot of my