Maryland Sprint!

Yep!  On the road again this month…….to historic Emmitsburg, Maryland.  I’m working at the National Emergency Management Training Center for a week.  Last night (Tuesday August 13th) was the monthly NAQCC Sprint, and I sure didn’t want to miss it – so, my trusty KX-3, Code Warrior Paddle and Hamsticks were in the field (parked on the roadway actually).  Started out slow and really noisy (so what else is new?), but I made a total of 10 contacts in the following states:  NC, IN, GA, NC, MI, IL, NH, SC, and MS.  Pretty good for 90 minutes of 5W to a hamstick!  Weather was threatening rain, but it held off until the end of my session after I “packed up”.

My location is on Silo Hill Parkway in the City limits of Emmitsburg; the grid is FM19iq.

Here’s some photos……

GPS makes it easy to locate! (and a breeze to identify the grid…..)

The WB4OMM “in the car” station.  The cup holds unsweetened Iced Tea, just in case you wondered……

Sitting on the side of the road operating out of the car.  Hamsticks are amazing!  That’s Liberty Mountain in the background, part of the Catoctin Mountain Range. 


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