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No. American SOTA Day...Now


#1

It’s on, ladies and gentlemen. The annual North American SOTA day has started, with W7/DL6AP first off the blocks. Dozens more to follow, and some of us are staying on peak through the night. Happens only once per year, so…
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COME AND GET US !!

Elliott, K6ILM


#2

In reply to K6ILM:

Although many eastern Activators will be thwarted by a widespread line of t-strms from New England down to the Carolinas on Saturday. Sunday promises to be, well, more promising. See http://www.weather.com/ for the latest info.

Guy/N7UN


#3

In reply to N7UN:
Yikes, already there are 40 alerts in North America, plus two unannounced spots. A record. Holy fiddloramapackaloomer.
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Elliott, K6ILM
Chaser Clown


#4

In reply to K6ILM:

Thanks to those who listened. I’m sorry I was so late in getting on the air-- the thunderstorms, wind, and hail kept me at the trailhead in the truck for close to 4 hours, and there were two whopping big new houses where the road to peak #2 was supposed to be. Still, a fun day with lots of activity.

73 de KB3UYT
Eric…


#5

In reply to KB3UYT:
Wish I could have been there guys…

Too much local noise here to hear a thing. I cant even hear the local eu stuff from Stockholm.

73,
Tom
SM/N2YTF


#6

In reply to N2YTF:

Tom,

I have been looking for you on 14MHz SSB yesterday. I did not work any Scandinavian station. Not sure if the band was open in your direction at all.

73 Heinz, OE5EEP


#7

In reply to OE5EEP:

Thanks Heinz!

Unfortunately the noise level at the Stockholm QTH was terrible, and even in other parts of the city I could not work anything. I could not even work the FM satellites from Stockholm. A Swedish friend thinks all of the new noise is due to new airconditioning units being installed as well as a proliferation of plasma TV sets.

Finally today I visited the SSA club station SK0TM and chased 3 summits. SK0TM has a remote receiver far away in the archipeligo as well as nice beam somewhat away from downtown and that made all the difference.

Tonight I am on my way to Gotland Island, EU-020 where I know the noise level is much better. I will have the Alexloop always ready to go in the car as well as the arrow antenna for the FM birds.

73 & thanks again,
Tom, SM/N2YTF