Today I activated LA/TM-247 Malfjell, which lies within Malfjell natural preservation (LAFF-0499) in South-Eastern Norway. It was a beautiful, but chilly day, and I left right after sunrise, around 0900.
View towards my cottage, about center of the image near the lake
Band conditions were great, with 69 QSO’s in total (22 on 80 and 47 on 40 meters). All were within Europe. There was a big pileup and quite a lot of QRM on 40, but I hope I got to most of the chasers. I got two Summit to Summit QSO’s, which finally brought me over 500 points (thanks @MW0XOT and @sq9mdf) , and three Park to Park QSO’s.
Some of today’s QSO’s
The pileup was broken when two hunting dogs came over, they had apparently managed to track my chocolate, and in all the commotion they managed to pull out the power lead of my radio. Luckily the chocolate was saved, and the dogs went on to find some elk or whatever they were supposed to hunt.
Radio and chocolate, good combination most days
Chocolate hunting dogs