Today has been a beautiful day, anysense!
beautiful view of the Cantabric Sea from the summit
After a couple of weeks in which it hasn't been possible due to our different work schedules, I met my old friend Marcial EA2BDS to make a new SOTA activation. That could be enough...
Later, while at the summit, we have received the visit of Dani EA2DFG, (he will be involved as our next victim onto SOTA fever, for sure!).
We chose EA2/BI-057 as heavy rains were announced, and there is a small forest-chapel that allowed us to cover out from moist and rain.
BUT, having had already the pleasure of working new and old friends (Hi, Iñaki, Tonnie, Juerg, Roy, and so many others...!) and after having Marcial worked VK again, I had the day "cherry of the cake" (as it's said here):
My first QSO with ZL, when Simon ZL4PLM, has been so kind to call me -on 10 Mhz!- while I was working with a simple inv. V dipole and FT-817 giving aprox 8 watts...
This was a clear case in which HE worked me ;-) as I was on the EU pile-up when he came with more than 579/589 sigs.
So, today has been a beautiful day, indeed!
73 de Mikel
Simon was so fast and kind that, when arriving home, I already had his e-QSL!
DATE: 2014-01-19 REF: EA2/BI-057 DURATION: 04 H. RIG: FT-857, +-8W, INV V LINKED DIPOLE 24,14,10 &7 MHZ ANT, ELECRAFT T1 TUNER. QSOs: 97 (FM:4, CW: 67, SSB: 26) S2S QSOs: 6. COUNTRIES: 26. (CT3, DL, EA, EA8, EU, F, G, GI, GM, GW, HA, HB9, I, LA, LY, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, PA, S5, SP, W, YO, ZL) CONTINENTS: 4. (EU,NA,AF,OC) LONGEST QSO: ZL4PLM, 10 MHZ, 20,370 km