Yukon Territories from Old Hill Village
Judy and I rode our bikes along the west side of the Pemigewasset
in old Hill Village. It was a perfect sunny day. I worked a
in the North Sea and Whitehorse in the Yukon.
On the way we stopped at the old bridge to Sanbornton. Standing on
abutment provides a view of where the road used to cross the river.
bridge was removed when the Franklin Falls Dam was built in the 40s.
We rode about three miles south and stopped alongside a field.
I tossed my line over the branch of an old butternut tree, pulled up
a 30 foot
wire and sat down alongside the road. I set up the KX3 and started
20 meters. Not much activity! I wasn't sure I could make a contact
I heard UR3IDD/MM. Gene is a deck officer on the cargo vessel Aurora
which plies the Rhine and the North Sea. We exchanged quick 599s and
I was happy to make a QSO... especially a ship at sea.
A few minutes later and I heard VY1AAA working stations from the
Wow... what a catch. I was amazed to work this station with such
Before packing up, I switched to 30 meters. Here K4WOP was just
finishing up a QSO.
He was strong, so I gave him a call. Jim was in Pennsylvania and we
chatted for several
minutes before signing.
It's so fantastic to get out on these beautiful early summer days.
Today it was about 72F with
a nice breeze and no trouble from mosquitoes.