Early Fall on the Pemi
It's early fall, and a perfectly stunning day. Today I ride my
bicycle along the
Pemigewasset River and work England.
I ride about a mile and a half. I stop along the bank and take a
snap shot. Everything
is so still. The crickets sing their last summer song. Golden rod
and asters line
the old trail. It is nature's last hurrah.
I stop at the old bridge abutment. The road once crossed the river
to Hill. There is a small clearing
near the bridge and I set up the Weber MTR-3B. I put up a 20 meter
dipole as a vertical. There's
not much activity on the band but M0UNN is very strong. Jay answers
my call from his location
near Manchester, England. He gives me a 579 and I'm thrilled that he
can even hear my 3 watt signal.
He's running 400 watts to a 3 element beam.
After the QSO I take a snapshot downstream.
The ride back is a constant reminder that days are getting shorter.
pungent odor of fall is in the air.