Early Fall at Bald Ledge
Our family hiked up to Bald Ledge today. It was really splendid!
They took lots of photos and played with my grandson. I made 3
quick QSOs with Bulgaria, Russia and Slovenia while sitting nearby.
I tossed a quick wire up about 35 feet over a pine tree and set up
on 20 meters. The band was active and working DX was pretty easy. As
soon as I started I heard LZ73TRC, a special event station in
calling CQ. He answered right away and we exchanged 599s.
Tuning up the band a little, RU6DM was strong. Alex gave me a 549,
he was 599. Up a bit more, and there was a special event station in
S590RTVS was handing out 599s. After a quick exchange I packed up
gear and returned to the family.
The hike to Bald Ledge takes about 25 minutes. We parked our car at
Sky Pond and returned there
for a picnic lunch. How grand to see the sun sparkling on the water!