on yesterday’s sota-activation (oe/oo-254 and oe/oo-258) i managed my first transatlantic qso! after working the usual bunch of european sota-chasers i had a quick look on 17m and 15m … and luckily found the bands “wide open”.
with my 10 watts and mp-1 vertical antenna i was not too optimistic that my signal would get through, but i tried and called K2VV on 17m --> he gave me a 5/7 report. on 15m i worked N3KS and he gave me a “real” 5/9 report.
unfortunately at this time it was 3:30 (local time) and the sun was about to disappear behind the mountains … so i had to stop the activation and head back to the car.
a short report of my activation (and all previous ones) is on my website:
vy73 de martin, oe5reo