And we’re back to Cuyahoga Valley National Park – K-0020. As has become our custom, my wife and I got on the bikes again and rode out to have a good morning on the trail. And, as usual. I brought along the IC-705 to do a quick activation. Given that we had a lot going on in the afternoon, it needed to be fast.
I got set up at my usual picnic table and immediately started fielding contacts on FT8. That was really handy. It’s nice when things come together like that. I was spotted really quickly.
To get all of my contacts was right around 30 or so minutes. I was finishing up and trying out some SSB when my wife showed up. She needed to clock some extra kilometers for a weekend challenge of some sort.
I’m always surprised that this section of the park is so empty. It’s an open space with a pavilion and I imagine it does well for group activities. Just lucky for me that no one is ever here!
Not much to say about this one. My setup for FT8 in the field is pretty streamlined at this point. My wife’s patience is good enough for me to get a park activated. And it all fits on the bike. That’s maybe something I don’t stress enough. I really love being able to use the bike to take my gear into the field. I have a lot of options around here given the trail system and I want to explore that more as we get into next spring. We’re sort of closing up the nice weather in NE Ohio in the next 2 months. Daylight will be at a premium soon and roads might be quite gross for cycling. But I will keep cycling as long as I can!
Here’s the QSOmap.org map of my contacts for the day.