While we are on the subject of reminders, I would like to advise SOTA activators that the next NA <> EU HF S2S event is planned for Saturday 18 November 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC. This is based on the timing of the autumn event last year which produced some excellent S2S QSOs between North America and Europe.
The event is free and open to activators in the USA, Canada and Europe. Activators operating in past NA<> EU S2S events have achieved quite a number of S2S QSOs, mainly on 20m and 17m using both SSB and CW. The ability to run a little more than QRP levels of power has produced better results and this is again likely to be the case at this point in the solar cycle.
While it is recognised that local weather conditions may be a challenge in some areas as we approach winter, I hope that many will be able to participate in this planned international SOTA S2S event. Chasers are, as always, welcome to call participants in the event.
73, Gerald G4OIG