The weather today was cold, but not as cold as expected. Snowing of new powder was still going on in the morning when I started to climb up. On the exact summit there is a radio mast for broadcasting and I had to stay on the other side of the fence (there is a risk of ice dropping from the mast). The official weather on the top was -16 C with 5 - 6 m/s NE wind. The wild chill is then about -25 or -26 C, so I digged some snow to be more protected from the wind. It is interesting to see that some APRS packets were heard about 300 km away by SK2CP. The CW was not so easy with freezing hands or thick gloves and was sometimes really messy I have to admit. Thanks to SM6CMU, HA5CW and F5UKL for spotting me.
The activation planned for tomorrow is more demanding, so let us see if I can make it.
Radio: ATS3B.1, 8 AA lithium cells, T1 ATU, loop antenna
Map: Pyhä Luosto 1:50 000