Thank you all for this very nice event!
With all day for SOTA (we are in UTC time zone) I decided to do a quick activation of CT/BL-024 early in the morning, followed by CT/BL-004…
Of course, climbing to CT/BL-004 and returning to the car delayed the activation of the CT/BA-012 , from which I intended to take part in S2S party.
I left the car at Fraguinha (nice lagoon and camping), climbing between the ravaged forest due to fires in summer.
The wx was cold and windy.
Between 1438z and 1546z 32 QSO were made in the 20, 17 and 15m band, all cw.
Of those, 4 were with North America (NA).
3 S2S, only one with NA : N1EU.
EU in suffix should mean something in this kind of events!..
I decide to quit before sunset because the mountain was almost engulfed by the clouds (1106 m high) and wind was stronger and stronger. And the temperature started to decline drastically.
I descent in the middle of the mist but I had the chance to view some fallow deer that crossed the path. They disappeared before I could take the camera out of the pocket but they were a nice view in a mountain that had no people in this cold day!
I reach the car when it starts snowing.
What a nice day!
Thanks everyone who took part. Looking forward for the next!
Vy 73 de Pedro, CT1DBS
The trig remains at CT/BA-012
The antenna farn and schack
A few minutes early the wind generator could be seen: Time to quit!
The black stuff is the RG-174