Re: August Trip
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Well today had its ups and downs on propagation. Morning seemed poor and it improved in the afternoon. At first I thought today was going to be a washout on trying to activate DM86, with no traces showing up when the XYL and I left the hotel in Dumas, TX. Started calling while in DM95 with no responses. When I crossed over into DM86 I saw NU4C, Paul on the waterfall and made contact. The conditions were spotty, but good enough to put him in the log. A bit later N9AVY, Jerry answered my call and he was in the log. Then I worked N8FL, Alan and then N4GBK, Bill. Worked a total of 8 stations from the grid. Visited the Capulin Volcano NM which has a great view. We could see the mountains in CO form there, some still had snow on them. Headed down the road toward Raton, NM for lunch and was just going to shut down when N9AVY showed up on the waterfall and Jerry got to work me in DM76. After lunch we went down to the wildlife refuge and did some bird watching. One of the best views was a golden eagle. Started back up I25 toward Pueblo and called a lot for DM76, but not much action.
I am happy with my first mobile digital adventure. One thing I found is that can be hard to type if the roads are bouncy. We will be in Dillon, CO for the next week. I will post when we are starting back on the road.
Thanks to all who had the patience to work my lower powered station.
On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef1@...> wrote: