Tuesday, May 29, 2012 — Day 4
Day 4 started in Memphis with an Eyeball QSO with N4LI, Peter Baskind.
He treated me to authentic Memphis barbeque.
It was such a pleasure meeting Peter and learning from him as he is practically an expert on 10m, 6m, and 2m; propagation; and pile-ups. If you’re not already following him on Twitter, you should be: @PeterBaskind. Come for the ham radio knowledge; stay for the random stream of consciousness tweets that are uniquely him.
I left Memphis and headed west across the Mississippi River into Arkansas.
I drove north into Missouri to Poplar Bluff where a Shafi, good friend of mine from back in our high school days, lives. We went to see Men in Black III, which I really enjoyed.
While on the road in Tennessee I got a 2m simplex QSO with N4LI in the log, and in Arkansas and Missouri I got a few HF QSOs in the log. One was ON4ACH from Belgium while I was mobile in Arkansas. Thanks for such a great QSO, Marc.
On the agenda for Day 5: authentic Indian food cooked by Shafi’s mother and very little driving.
Trip totals after Day 4:
- Miles driven: 1245
- States: 7
- Logged QSOs: 42
- Ounces of good decaf: 56
- Ounces of bad decaf: 16
- Tow trucks required: 1
- Big metal chickens: 5
73 de NR4CB, Connie