I did another activation of this summit during the early afternoon of Saturday 18th July 2015. Sadly, plenty of smoke continued to rise up from the factory site despite it being constantly drenched with water jets and it being 30 hours after the explosion. Even more sadly, search teams have been in but the four unaccounted for persons have not been found. I should imagine that identification will be very difficult, given what I witnessed the day before.
The activation was as pleasant as it could be given this tragic scene and sombre mood of everyone on the summit. The weather was fantastic and it was nice to see several families stopping on summit for a picnic. My radio results were as follows:
10m SSB: 10
10m CW: 4
6m SSB: 7
6m CW: 2
2m FM: 14
DXCCs: 9 - CT, EA, G, GW, LZ, OD, OE, OH, ZB
S2S: 3 - Simon GW4TJC/P 0n Moelwyn Mawr GW/NW-016, Jordan MW3TMX/P on Mynydd y Cwm GW/NW-076, Antonio EC2AG/P on Montemayor EA2/VI-049.
HIghlights: OD Lebanon on 10m SSB, ZB Gibraltar on 6m CW, Working Jordan M3TMX for the first time in at least a couple of years.