Wow, great to see the reports already, I just got in the door an hour ago.
I was disappointed to find S3 - S4 noise on 20m on my summit, it made many of the contacts tough with many repeats. Thanks to all for your patience. I spent the day calling on 20m, 30m, and 40m. I even tried 17m and 80m (no QSOs on the last two bands). Early in the day I thought I heard a EU activator on 17m, but with deep QSB.
I worked a fair bit of NA S2S, but it was tough. I worked Pete, WA7JTM, and usually I hear him well from a summit, but it was tough today. I did get nine NA S2S in the log with many repeats along the way. 40m wasn’t working very well today, I should be able to work Barry N1EU and Chris KQ2RP on 40m, but not today.
I was calling on 20m and getting ready to pack up. I heard some key clicks bleeding into my calling frequency from above. Since I had no callers I went up to give a listen. 300Hz above my frequency I heard the familiar di-di-dit dah-dah-dah dah di-dah. Great, maybe another S2S. I copied NL3TU/P and called S2S and we completed the QSO. And I corrected to DL3TU/P - I was ecstatic to get a S2S with Roman search and pounce!
After that I had to keep calling on 20m CW when Guru, EA2IF/P found me 20 minutes later. Many, many repeats later we had the contact.
So tough conditions here, but some good results. Thanks to all the participants, I hope your weather was as excellent as mine was. It’s the first activation in five months that I’ve been able to work CW without wearing gloves :-).
I went to a nearby summit, Mont St Bruno, VE2/ML-001. Because of the late spring here there was still snow on the trail which the sun turned to mush in time for the hike down.