Well considering the propagation conditions, I think things went quite well. 2 x VK S2S contacts (I think my first DL-VK6 - thanks John VK6NU). Heard a Japanese Summit but got no response when I called several times. Had to re-cone the speaker after VK3MO called me! I also heard Matt VK1MA call me but he couldn’t hear me I think.
After about 0800 UTC, the usual QRO stations appeared on band and simply called CQ over the top of activators.
Conditions seemed to go up and down somewhat and at one point we had at least three summits on the same frequency!
A surprise in 14.280 was Elvira XT2SE from Burkina Faso, West Africa, who I tried calling but of course with the pile-up I didn’t get through.
Nice to operate with Martin DF3MC - he on CW and I on SSB, about 20m apart from each other - there was some interference but it didn’t stop us making contacts.
I thought I’d “pick up a few contacts” on 40m before packing up. Thirteen contacts in seven minutes was the result and then even managed an S2S into the UK (thanks for your perseverance Tom M1EYP).
My station “set-up”.
Full report will be posted later on my blog at dd5lp.com
P.S. looking forward to hearing the long list of contacts Mike made - it seems that Antron 99 vertical performed better than our dipoles again!
P.P.S. GOOD LUCK to those taking part in the VK-NA event later today.