Well its been a while since rising up that early let alone prior to dawn and yet worth the trip dispute bit poor conditions and if you not know Kitt Hill is a well easy to reach summit nigh on drive up it But always park the car other side of the car park once set up. And took me quick up Kyham tent only takes few minutes to set up unlike the station of course.
Local WX was windy and little steady 10 mph wind and cloudy with sun barely peaking through he clouds low on the horizon as you can see in Photo above in direction of eastwards. arrival was about 6:30am and was on air by 7am and warmish temp for time of year and yet lovely sheltered from that wind in me tent. First found mike after working couple stations in SV and LZ on 20m and no joy trying to reach him busy boy he was and even heard him work the ZL, so green with envy. But soon was well happy bunny again working VK5PAS/p IN VKSE-005 MY very first S2S down under at just after 8am. But by this time the sea fog has rolled in reducing the visibly down to 30m
That triangle seat proved to be very comfy whilst operating and as you can see can take me shack shelving with me to site and the sandwich box containing me PPSU-8400 Lifepo batt still got good voltage in it and prob carried on couple more hrs but with so many CQ calls unanswered not good of conditions. So by 10am, its pack up time and set off for home
G4PWO/P IN SX-95 NEXT TO Brixton light house in Southern Devon
VK5PAS/P S2S :-))))))))) VK5/SE-005
YO6PIB/P S2S :-)))))) YO/EC-426
DL/OT6U/P S2S DM/RP-003
DL/ON6U/P S2S DM-RP-003
2EOHPI/P S2S NZ-50 TP-0697 G/TW-001
2E0EFP/P S2S NZ-50 TP-0697 G/TW-001
40M heard no UK stations at all
20m Hearing loads JA,s ZL,s VK,s and XT calling CQ (Not sotas)
80M Good number Uk stations being heard.
Worth the trip out and the hassle of the poor conditions