About me

Hello, my name is Mikel Berrocal and my amateur radio callsign is EA2CW. I live in Bilbao, Bizkaia at the Basque Country, and I've been on ham radio since I was 17. I began on CB, but soon applied for a novice license, EC2NR. There started my love for the CW (telegraphy) which I still hold at the present. Later I managed to pass the general license and was given callsign EA2AMU, which 5 years later changed for EA2CW. I like DX'ing and I've operated from Andorra as C30LEU, Ceuta as EA2CW/EA9, Liechtenstein as HB0/EA2AMU, and Geneve operating 4U1ITU. I left the radio during some years, but now I have started again on it. 
Now, welcome to my blog. This is a story -as many others- about doing amateur radio on the summits. I've discovered the SOTA (summits on the air) programme on august 2013 and started hiking and transmiting since october 2013. I still enjoy it, as it allows me to make exercise, viewing our beautiful mountains, and making radio with low power (QRP) from places with no or very light RF noise, achieving amazing results, and meeting other mountains and radio lovers around the world.

On march 2014 we started the "Euskal Herriko Mendiak" award, which goal is to establish radio communications with or from the Basque Contry mountains, following the SOTA rules. As in SOTA, you can take part either from the basque summits or from your rig at home, wherever it is in the world.

Would you like to join us on the trip?

73 de Mikel EA2CW