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QRV from EA8


#1

Today I obtained a permit to ascend Mt Tindaya (EA8-FU-005) on Mar.8 at 1000 GMT.
I will be accompanied by a park ranger, so I am not sure whether I can really build up my rig. (but I will try to…)
It is about 1 hr to reach the summit, so expect activity not before 1100.
I expect the higher bands to be more useful. I will try 10.118, 14.058 or 18.086 - in CW as always. Perhaps I can send a more detailed alert later.
Hope to meet you tomorrow.
73
Martin df3mc


#2

In reply to DF3MC

Martin - Is the permit necessary for Mt Tindaya only, or is a permit required for any of the EA8/FU summits? If it is needed for any of the FU summits, How do you get the permit.

Tks es 73 de Dave, G6DTN.


#3

Activation failed on EA8/FU-005
We reached the summit today at abt 1100 GMT. There was a friendly park ranger with us and it was possible to build up the station. I called cq on 30m, 20m and 17m bands without any success - no QSO.
I do not yet know why that happened because I never had this situation before on short wave. I did hear some stations, but there was not enough time for “random” QSOs. Perhaps my power was just to low - we are some 3000 km from central europe.
I will check the rig again tonight, but I do not think that there is a fault there.
Perhaps we get another chance to activate one of the FU summits during the rest of the week.
73 from Fuerteventura
Martin df3mc


#4

In reply to M0DFA:
The permit is necessary only for FU-005.
You can get it in the capital city for free. No problem…
73 Martin


#5

HELLO MARTIN!
FROM “EA2” WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR CALLS.
IF YOU CAN INDICATE APPROXIMATE TIME AND EXACT FREQUENCY, I’LL BE QRV.
ANYWAY, ALSO ALWAYS LOOKING TO “SOTAWATCH” HI, HI …
I HOPE YOU HAVE SUCCESS IN THE NEXT TIME.
BEST REGARDS AND 73.

David - EC2DM


#6

In reply to DF3MC:

Martin if you have a chance, try 10m. I heard many EA8 stations on the band yesterday. They were loud in UK but all seemed to be working North & South America.
73


#7

The SOTA activation of the 742m high EA8/FU-002 (Atalaya) was successful.
I reached the summit after a one hour ascent from the old capital city of Fuerteventura, Betancuria. After EC2DM spotted me, I could reach a couple of stations in 8 countries, on 30m, 20m and 10m band.
There was no big pile up and I did not make as many contacts as I had expected. Obviously my signal in central europe was weak and some did not hear anything of my signal from EA8.
Thanks a lot to all stations, especially to David, EC2DM!
Martin df3mc