Sake PA0SKP and I made a nice 3 day trip to the Ardennes to celebrete 5 years of SOTA Belgium.
We stayed two nights in a nice hotel near Houffalize close to the river Ourthe. We managed to work al the eight planned ON - summits and one extra in France.
When we had activated ON-006 my GPS showed me that one France summit was only 6 km away ( as the crow flies ). So we decided to activate that one also, however is was more than 40 minutes by car to get there …. So one point extra, a lot of mosquito bites and one new country for Sake. We managed to walk to the GPS marker within a distance of 12m, the actual point is in a swamp.
Sake worked mainly on 30 and 40m CW, and I worked SSB mainly on 40m. Half of the summits we worked with one set-up, the other half we worked with two separate stations parallel with a separation of 50-200m to avoid QRM.
I used my new 4 cell 5000 mAh Lipo battery for the first time and worked 3 summits with one battery using 25w output. Highly recommended. More info later.
Thanks to all who worked us, I worked about 210 stations and drove 1025 km. That is 23 km/point and 114 km/summit. Better not think about the litres fuel/point hi hi.
Summits ON/ON-026,010,016,006,004,013,025,001 ,also F/NO-003.
73 the Hans ON/PA3FYG/P & F/PA3FYG/P