Working SKCC at Valley Forge

They were forecasting some rain and snow for the late afternoon today, so I decided to squeeze in a trip to Valley Forge Park before it started. I have already met my WWFF-KFF quota from this park, so I concentrated my efforts on making SKCC contacts.

It was chilly but sunny when I rolled into the Park. I quickly set up my 19-foot Vertical on the back of the truck and fired up the KX3. I spotted my 40M frequency on the SKCC Sked Page and I was soon met with some callers. I had seven contacts in the log before things thinned out. I moved up to 30M and worked two more stations there. The clouds were starting to roll in (and the restrooms were closed for some reason), so I decided to pack up and head home.

My location at Valley Forge. The National Memorial Arch is in the background. I took this right before I left for home.
My location at Valley Forge. The National Memorial Arch is in the background. I took this right before I left for home.

I ended up with 9 SKCC contacts. Four of those are new numbers I need for the Tribune x5 level. As a bonus, I also made 3 two-way QRP SKCC contacts.  It was a brief outing today but I had fun.

As I write this, the snow has started.  Hopefully, I won’t have too much shoveling to do tomorrow.

73, Craig WB3GCK

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