Last evening I activated Isaacs Ridge VK1/AC-041 on 20m for JA, ZL and EU Dx chasers. The summary of Dx stations worked by country is:
Austria (2) OE7FMH and OE9HRV
Czech Republic (2) OK1FFU and OK2PDT
Japan (1) JA8RJE
France (1) F1BLL
Germany (3) DD5LP, DJ5AV and DJ8QP
Italy (4) IK1GPG, IZ1ERW, IZ5ILF and I5FLN
New Zealand (3) ZL2MRT, ZL1BYZ and ZL1TZW
Poland (1) SP2AND
VK Chasers (4) VK1DA/p, VK2CJ, VK1HW and VK4DHF
Conditions on 20m were indeed very good with majority of signal reports in the 5-5 to 5-9 range.
Unfortunately for me, a local thunderstorm complete with lightning strikes chased me off the summit well before sunset.
I plan to activate the same peak tomorrow afternoon (18:00 local) from 0700 UTC Friday morning. I will have 90 minutes on the summit, VK1 sunset is at 08:43 UTC.
For those interested, Isaacs Ridge is a VKFF reference.
I look forward to working more EU, JA and ZL Dx SOTA/Park chasers.
73, Andrew VK1AD
P.S. Ed’s callsign fixed.