QRP and a Swim at Sky Pond
Judy and I went to Sky Pond in New Hampton this afternoon for a
When I came out of the water, I set up the KX3 and worked Brazil,
Sky Pond is a small fishing lake on a dead-end road. We spent a
couple of hours
there by ourselves. It's a secret spot. The water was in the 70s and
After I came out, I set up my gear on the shore. I tossed a wire
into a birch tree and sat down on the
grass. I started out answering a CQ on 30 meters from WA3PTY, Al in
Pennsylvania. He gave me a
579 and we had a quick chat. Then I moved to 20 meters.
The band wasn't great, but there were a few strong stations. One of
them was PV8ADI in Brazil.
We had a quick exchange and then I answered Bud, AA3B. He was very
strong from Pennsylvania
and gave me a 589. We've worked many times before. I
finished with a quick QSO with S59AA in
Slovenia. Franc gave me a 449.
I packed up the station and headed home.