First of all I have to apologise to all I have worked this afternoon. Boy was I nervous hihi. My cw was awfull to say the least. At some point I didn’t know the difference between “Y” and “Q” and “6” and “9”. Sorry guys.
The activation was a close call as it started raining at noon. Still I left and after an hours drive the sun came through. Just in time to put up the antenna and tx on a bench close the french memorial at the summit of the Kemmelberg.
I had QRM from 7.029 to 7.034. Don’t think it was local though as I detected some QSB but it was s8 here and very annoying. I found a little gap between the QRM and PSK stations. Was found by Roy G4SSH (tnx!) and others appeared.
Tried around 7.118 later but it was too late in the afternoon and full of BC stations. I will have to leave earlier next time weather permitting.
And then it started raining again and winds were strong all afternoon with the occasional nut from the trees falling on the table. Still it was great fun, but I promise to work on my CW more. It is a big difference between a comfy chair in your shack and a windy location outside. And this summit is just a piece of cake.
Thank you to all I worked, the QSL is on the way.
73, de Peter ON3WAB - …- . .