Jeff, K1TEO Block Island visit

Stan,

Just got back from a few days on Block Island. Dave, K1RZ, Dale, AF1T and Mickey, W1MKY (as well as Dave’s XYL Ruth) were on Block Island as well so we had a chance for an eyeball QSO which was very nice. They are staying in a house on the highest point on the Island with a fantastic view in all directions.

Attached is a picture I took when I stopped by for a few minutes to see the location. Dale and Dave were setting up their 10 GHZ dishes ahead of this weekend’s 10 Ghz and up contest. It’s a great location, as I knew from working Dale and Mickey in past years (and W1GHZ and W1AIM who go there for the 2nd weekend in Sept). I thought the 205 group might like to see the picture I took of Dave on the left and Dale on the right from the “top of the island”. The shot to the left of Dave is basically toward NJ/PA. Dale’s dish on the right was pointed toward a beacon in CT. Regardless of where they point they are very high and  in the clear looking out on a lot of ocean. Great spot for any kind of operating but especially for 10 ghz. If you have the band get on and work these 2 this weekend!

Jeff K1TEO