Early Spring in Hill Village
Judy and I rode our bikes in Old Hill Village today. It was
trees in bloom, the fields turning green, and the smell of spring in
We stopped by the river and I worked Bulgaria, Minnesota and
We started out at Needle Shop Brook. From there we rode north toward
Bristol. The place is perfect... it's an old dirt rode that runs
fields and woods alongside the Pemigewasset River. As we rode along,
Baltimore Oriole serenaded us from a tree top. We stopped to admire
We came to a low damp place in the road. The river had recently
after spring flooding. I followed a fairly deep rut in the road...
but I misjudged
my ability to stay on track. In an instant I was on the ground. Just
scrape and we were off again.
We stopped at the Eddy. It's a large flat ledge that juts out from
It was covered with flood debris, but still beautiful. I tossed a
a nearby tree and sat down on a huge tree trunk that had washed
The band was nothing to write about, but I managed to work three
on 20 meters with the KX3. First was LZ497OM. We exchanged quick
Next was W4SIG/M on the county hunters frequency. His home QTH is
Tennessee, but he might have been somewhere else. Then I called
W0KO in Minnesota. He was finishing up a QSO and was kind enough to
respond to my weak signal. He was a strong 599 and gave me a 559
had the beam pointed at me. When I told him I was on a bike ride...
to know if I was mobile! Nope... sitting on a log at the edge of the
Now it was getting late in the afternoon (buggy too) and Judy wanted
in the garden. We headed home. I sure hope the bands improve during
I want to get out as often as I can.