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ON/ON-004 QRT during pile up


#1

For those who wonder why I went suddenly QRT in the middle of a huge pile up at ON/ON-004 today …. a visit of a forest keeper who was convinced that Franz and I were a threat for his forest forced us to stop immediately and to move to another location. Later, on a new location within the activation zone, 160m was successfully activated. More news on this will follow in the SOTA news of April.

73, Peter - ON4UP


#2

In reply to ON4UP:
Peter,
Sorry you had problems with the Forest warden. I was very pleased to make a contact with you on 160M. You were quite weak, but readable. What power level were you using on 160M?.
73,
Frank


#3

In reply to G3RMD:

Power on 160 was 100W from a 17Ah slab. The antenna was a 6m vertical, base loaded coil and 3 counterpoise wires of 20m each. Thanks for the contact Frank!

73, Peter


#4

In reply to ON4UP:

Hi Peter,

Sorry I missed you on 160m today, I was at work :frowning:

It sounds like you had an interesting time with the “forest warden”!

Well done on another successful top band activation :slight_smile:

Best 73,

Mark G0VOF


#5

In reply to ON4UP:
Thanks for the explanation Peter. I was one of many causing the pile up on 40M and I wondered why you suddenly went QRT as you were quite strong with me. I look forward to reading more about your encounter with the forest keeper in April SOTA news!

73s de Andrew, G4AFI