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Results trip 23-25 febr. to Ardennes ( Ardennen)


#1

Results trip 23-25 febr. to Ardennes

Cold, fog, snow on the ground, mud, pools with 10 cm high water, but big fun and good contacts.
Even better, xyl wants to go with me the next time again.

On the way to the hotel:
23/Feb/2011 ON/ON-024 (Bois du Tour du Coo) 62 qso’s
23/Feb/2011 ON/ON-013 (Bois de Hodinfosse) 46 qso’s

From Marche en Farmenne:
24/Feb/2011 ON/ON-004 (Au Chemin de Ste-Ode) 55 qso’s
( did not activate this on in dec. 2010, got stuck in the snow that time )
24/Feb/2011 ON/ON-023 (Au Sentier de Grupont) 40 qso’s
24/Feb/2011 ON/ON-019 (Bois de On) 34 qso’s

On the way back home:
25/Feb/2011 ON/ON-020 (Bois de Viné) 73 qso’s
25/Feb/2011 ON/ON-018 (A la Plate) 31 qso’s
25/Feb/2011 ON/ON-010 (Fraiture) 59 qso’s, I used the new ( 2011 ) location.
Fraiture as a bonus only because xyl said, let us do a detour before going home and get the 8+3 points extra!!! ( That’s the spirit )

Info http://www.adventureradio.de :

399 qso’s’s with 257 different stations , lot of typing !!
8 summits, so average 50 qso’s/summit
Operation time total 5,2 hour ( Average operating time 39 min )

wkd 24 DXCC ‘s
(9A DL E7 EA ES F G GM GW HA HB9 I OE OK OM
ON OZ PA S5 SM SP UA UR YL )

30 + 9 = 39 points, I did often less in a hole week.

6 S2S qso’s ( 4x GW1INK/P )
Many new call signs for me.
Never called much longer then 5 minutes before the pile-up started.
After 1400-1500z the QRM was heavy.
All on 40mtr ssb.
FT897D 25W in 12 mtr vertical ( Fishing rod, tuner and 3 radials )

Topscore:
G3ZQQ (7), HB9MKV (7), OE7HPI (7) Congratulations!
DJ1SD (6), GØTDM (6), HB9CKV (6), M6NJB (6), S51ZG (6), S57ILF (6)
Well done boys!

All uploaded to SOTA, LotW and e-QSL.

Thanks to xyl José for support and waiting in the cold!
This time not reading a book in the sun hi hi.
She became expert in placing radial wires and winding them up again.

Thanks for working me on the summits.

73 Hans ON/PA3FYG/p


#2

Thanks for those. I think I caught you on four summits.

For me, it’s been quite a good fortnight for folks activating summits outside their home associations, with you visiting ON/, ON8OO and ON9CBQ visiting F/, LA1TPA visiting G/, and G1INK visiting GM/. Thanks, folks.


#3

In reply to PA3FYG:
Hi Hans.It was great to work you sorry I did`nt work you on them all.I am pleased your xyl enjoyed it so bring her to England next and have a go at some in the Lake district.73 Geoff G6MZX


#4

Hi Hans,

It’s nice to hear that you and José had a lot of SOTA fun on the ON summits.

73, Peter - ON4UP


#5

In reply to G6MZX:

Good idea, it has been a long time ago that I was in the Lake District, 1984/1985?. We had sun all time!!
I will see if xyl agrees, but I guess it will be a caravan holiday this year and I like to travel to UK without one.
XYL Jose still likes SOTA, she mailed me today if I can take a day off and go 4 day to DM/NS ( Harz ) in April!! She told me to look first if the were 10 pointers hi hi.

73 de Hans


#6

In reply to M6LEP:

Thanks for those. I think I caught you on four summits.

For me, it’s been quite a good fortnight for folks activating summits
outside their home associations, with you visiting ON/, ON8OO and
ON9CBQ visiting F/, LA1TPA visiting G/, and G1INK visiting GM/.
Thanks, folks.

Tnx, yes you are in the log for 4 summits!