Friday, October 7, 2011

St. George Island Parks On The Air

Linda and I combined the visit to the K4L Lighthouse Expedition with operating at the St George State Park on the East end of the island. I did parking lot portable since they won't let you walk on the sand dunes. My first contact was with K4L on 6 meters. I used two whips from my Buddistick kit as a rotatable dipole. Then I switched to using 20 meter ham sticks as a dipole. I was very pleased to work Darren M1CZZ in England. The QSO went on for several exchanges. I was lucky to make all five contacts in 1.5 hours before sunset. Linda got a chance to read her Kindle on the beach.

Oct 6th 2011 Between 2100Z  and 2225Z

K4L           58/59     50.125     St. George Lighthouse Expedition
M1CZZ       57/59    14.270     Oldham England
W5FBS      55/59    14.261     Oklahoma City OK
KC5JTN/M  56/58    14.265     Austin TX
EA3FTA                 14.258     Spain