Early Evening Hike to Knox Mountain
Hanz W1JSB and I made an early evening run to Knox Mountain.
We met at Hanz's house and left from there. He brought his Nikon
and a tripod. I brought the HB-1B and a half-wave wire for 20
He got some great pictures and I worked Oregon.
I took the first snapshot with my Android phone. We arrived just
and the shadows were already long. But the sky was blue and the
on the pond were vibrant. Hanz set up his tripod while I heaved a
the cherry tree overlooking the water. There was a South American
(CVA) going on. I didn't know a thing about it, so I went up the
band a bit
and heard K7FD, John, calling CQ. He was strong... a 589 and he gave
me a 559. We chatted for a minute. I told him I was on a hike and
4W. He sent back "UR 4 watts FB HR." He was running an Orion 2 with
3 element beam.
Hanz took some pix during the QSO. I'm copying some of John's
info. Hanz moved his setup closer
to the pond and shot some reflections in the water.
Before it got too dark we packed up and headed down the trail. We
talked about the similarity between
the ripples on the water and the electromagnetic waves radiating out
from the pond to Oregon.
It's all magic.