Ellacoya State Park
Tim W3ATB and I went to Ellacoya State Park in Gilford today.
He did a Parks on the Air activation... I sat in the lifeguard's
and worked France!
The beach is on Lake Winnipesaukee with a gorgeous, expansive view
of the surrounding
mountains. I saw this lifeguard's chair and I couldn't resist. It
was under a huge pine tree.
So while Tim was 30 yards away working stations for his POTA
activation, I heaved a line
into a pine tree above the orange high seat.
As soon as I turned on the KX3, I heard Bert F6HKA finishing up a
QSO. What a hoot!
He came back and gave me a 549. I was thrilled.
I called over to Tim and he worked Bert right after I did. I
dismantled my station and went
over to Tim's picnic table to help out if I could. We had a lovely
picnic lunch at the
park and Tim made his ten contacts for the POTA activation.
P.S. Thanks to Tim for the great photos. His account of the outing