QRP Afield at Kezar Lake
Dave K1SWL and I operated the NEQRP Afield event from Wadleigh State
in Sutton, New Hampshire. The day was perfect... not just perfect...
glorious! It was
80F and sunny. We set up at the shore of Kezar Lake.
We tossed a line over a pine branch directly over the picnic table.
Dave hooked up his half-wave
wire and KX3. We started out on 20 meters, and there was plenty of
Dave and I had a blast. The routine was simple. Dave would work a
station then pass me the key. Then
I worked him; we'd do some logging and go onto the next call. In all
we each made about 25 QSOs.
We didn't hear very many stations in the QRP event, but we made a
ton of contacts in the
Washington State Salmon run. We also worked a few in the Iowa QSO
A few times we listened on 40 meters, but we only made one contact
there with a station
doing Parks on the Air.
After an hour and a half, we packed up our gear. Walking back to the
we both agreed that this outing was one of the best ever... A warm
plenty of activity on the band and a perfect spot to play radio.