Hatteras Island Trip
During April, 2000 members of the Aiken Contest Club set
out to operate portable from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
We operated from Hatteras Island, North Carolina. It seemed like
the drive there took forever. When we parked the truck back at
home we had traveled nearly 1200 miles in two days.
Operators for the trip were Bob (KD4NJN), Doug (AC4WW)
and Taylor (Doug's son). We were faced with very windy conditions
(~35 knots) and heavy rains, but we managed to pull out over 500
QSO's without any difficulty.
We enjoyed our visit to the area and liked the locals and quisine
very much. We got to see several lighthouses, several naval vessels, the neat
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the Kitty Hawk monument and the
ferries of North Carolina.
The highlight of the trip was Taylor's first HF QSO. He really enjoyed
chatting with a station in Marietta, Georgia. This is one area of such
pristine beauty and natural ruggedness that everyone should visit. Below
are some of the pictures we took of the expedition. We'll be back!
Hatteras Island, North Carolina IOTA NA-067
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