Quick Activation and Band Conditions Report, G/CE-001 Cleeve Hill 04/04/2017.
Once again, I arrived at the summit far too early really. Got the Antron-99 in the air and had a listen to the 20m band. It was very quiet. My self spot appeared at 0650z and my first contact RN3QGL, made it into my log at 0659z.
Half a dozen EU contacts were logged, when Jonathan VK7JON from Tasmania, came in with a nice signal. Next was Peter VK3PF and then Ernie VK3DET who was doing a great job with his QRP power! A very big signal was sent by Tony VK3CAT and then Geoff VK3SQ made the trip, for his first SOTA DX contact. A few More EU contacts were logged before Paul VK5PAS gave me a call with another big signal…Cheers Paul. My last DX contact of the morning was Steve VK7CW, many thanks to Steve.
As I’d taken the X-300 colinear with me for some 2m fm, I though I may as well have a play for an hour or so… A total of 27 contacts were rattled off.
The K index seemed to have taken a jump again, making the path to VK, somewhat selective with nothing heard from ZL. All in all not a bad result though.
Thanks to all the callers. Nice mornings radio.
29 contacts on 20m ssb, 7 VK
27 contacts on 2m FM.