Saturday's weather in Athens was perfect for FYBO--continuous light snow and a high temperature just around 30°F--and Eric had planned to operate FYBO outside the Athens Public Library as he had the previous two years. Unfortunately, Eric was recovering from pneumonia and wasn't able to participate in FYBO outdoors. Instead, he operated from his comfortably warm (67°-69°F) hamshack, using his Elecraft K2, 135' doublet, 4-BTV vertical, and Vibroplex bug.
Eric found 20m to be most productive. Early in the day, no FYBO stations were heard on 40m and later in the day, only FOC stations were heard on the 40m QRP frequency. Eric didn't listen very long on 15m.
Stations Worked by WD8RIF
20m CW: N4BP, WV0H, WA5BDU, K1USN, W5HNS, VA3RKM, NE5DL, KX9X/4, KB0PCI, WA8ZBT
80m CW: K8RAT
The lowest temperature Eric copied from a station he worked was 15°F. However, he heard a station whom he didn't work report a temperature of 1°F.