We had a chance to make a quick ride out to the park, so we took it. Here in NE Ohio, we’re going to be running short on nice days for good cycling, so we’re going to grab all of them that we can.
This was a nice one because the weather was cooler. A bit windy as well, but sunny. This activation was completely unremarkable. That’s a sign that I need to mix things up. I think I have about 40 contacts left on my kilo for this park. After I hit that, I’m going to try something else. I don’t know what that is, but I have some ideas. It will involve getting other rigs on the air and focusing on CW contacts. There are some other digital modes that I want to try as well. Some that take a little more time than FT8. But again, I need to start mixing things up and get back to having some adventure with my activations / portable operations.
Location: The Octagon at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Band Conditions: 20m was open and so was 40m.
Weather: Sunny, clear, 60s dF.
Solar Conditions: Didn’t note that data.
15 Contacts on FT8. 20m and 40m.