Greetings one and all sota chasers and activators and SWL
I have found a lot of things on the reflector is mainly about activations reports and other items related. But little from the chasers point of view. Of course of interest to me, love the reports and pictures please keep the flowing.
But this be a report into a busy day of a chaser namely yesterday.
So up prior to the crack of dawn. Its 6am hoping to catch a nice VK sota and praying the K storm had passed away and the K index has fallen to which it had. But the morning turned to be of some interest as I chased around the 20m band after the VK1NAM and DD5LP/p. Only thing I heard was an 4X station coming in well talking to DD5LP/p barely audible pushing 7am.
But when it kicked off my god it kicked off at 08:40 with SP/BI-003 to start, 10p was the trigger. But conditions during day proved to be very changeable as when said gent reached his 2nd Summit SP/BI-002 could hear him, but could not work him.
Yet little later could hear the EA6MA-038 Sota on 40m, man that was a big pile up bloody busy. Yet got through nigh on straight away and yet when we chatted it was silence, hats off to the op for picking me out and the others waiting there turn was unreal but brill. Also worked him laters in day on 20m he busy boy.
Then caught an HB9 on 14285 working the guy. Suddenly were told to get off our freq and it went to pot across 280 to 290 from Vietnam split could not confirm me signal report, bloody annoyed by this. Hows one little station interfering you dope may be the callers. kept calling us stupid etc . So to me we were bullied off the freq.
Another event happened got through to another sota and then noted were right on the band edge of 14350 and asked him to drop down a couple by which time he was onto another station and thankfully another UK station explained to him politely to drop down 3kz.
Anyways points are rattling up so are the sotas. Tried for EA1/AT-218 in spain on 20m could not raise him found him on 40m BIG pile up. So I worked another couple sotas prior going back after 40 minutes had quietened down and bingo in there again as well DM/BM-360 on 40m. Also managed to catch 2 more 9A’s and towards end of day got bit quiet and caught the CT/DL-OO4 on 40m followed by chasing CT1/MN-019 after dark on 40m but lost him in noise. 10 minutes laters he,s on 20m and boom last one of the day.
So yesterdays results was 20 sotas, 108 points and 13 uniques made up for poor saturday and that 10k is looming nearer.
Yet forgot to mention the 50 minute break during dinner time to watch the final Moto GP race in Spain and when returned not missed much at all and resumed chasing those sotas.
Not bad going on 10w and the full wave 40m H/brew loop. they did warm me its addictive and there right. Big thanks to all activators of the day for your time and effort putting on these stations we scan the bands for and Chase 73s