February at Potter Place
Dave K1SWL, Tim W3ATB and I met for lunch and then went to operate
at the old rail station in Potter Place. I worked 8 stations
Portugal, Spain and France.
I set up the KX3 under the eaves of the station on an old luggage
tossed my antenna line over the semaphore signals attached to the
(See the last photo.) The place was covered with snow, and it was
I started off working Joe W1FYL at a campsite in Kissimmee, Florida.
a nice chat then I tuned down the band. The DX was surprising.
Here's my log:
15 Feb-18 1818 14.043 W1FYL CW 599 599 FL
15 Feb-18 1859 14.008 ON4UN CW 579 599
15 Feb-18 1902 14.010 CS0RCL CW 599 599
15 Feb-18 1903 14.012 EA8URT CW 599 599
15 Feb-18 1905 14.022 EA5KV CW 599 599
15 Feb-18 1914 10.112 F5NTV CW 599 599
15 Feb-18 1915 10.116 N2CX CW 579
Meanwhile Tim had tangled his line in a maple tree above the picnic
across from the station. His water bottle dangled from a branch just
out of our
reach. It was a three stooges movie in progress as we struggled to
retrieve the bottle.
We borrowed a garbage can from the station and turned it upside
down. Dave had a
shovel in the back of his truck and Tim (standing on the upside-down
managed to snag the errant bottle with the shovel. But not before
previous efforts failed
with me sitting on his shoulders. (Fortunately not captured on
Tim and Dave worked a half a dozen stations including Joe N2CX who
was at Fort Mott
in New Jersey doing a park activation.