Well, I feel a bit guilty being so early back home, sipping beer and waiting for my burger, but here goes:
WX was much better than forecast a week ago: some sunshine and just light WNWesterly winds. The only downside was the temperature, with windchill over -7 °C. I had every stitch on, but it wasn’t enough.
A shelter would have been very nice here, but then I could not use the bench, which is very well appointed:
I had some good contacts stateside with some stations coming through 589, but no S2S on 20m. I called on 17m, and had just gone SK when I heard N1EU/P. Thank you Barry for being so patient with the ref. I had BC interference, as is normal on the Schöckl, so I had turned off the pre-amp. I had to turn it back on and close the filters to get the ref in the log. To make matters worse, I have to have the phone in flight mode due to interference with the KX3, so no spot data coming up automatically. Well, we got there in the end. I went QRT early so I could get down the mountain before it went pitch black. I got the feeling conds were good, and I’m sure others will have done much better than me. Still, I have a bulging log and plenty of S2S; great day!
73 de OE6FEG