I had a great time activating in Alsace last weekend; great, accessible summits are there in abundance, and Alsace has a lot to offer by way of liquid refreshment once you’re done. Without a French SIM I was unable to self-spot; so I’m all the more grateful to the chasers who sought me out and spotted me. I also appreciated the challenge of having to work a little harder for the contacts.
I was especially pleased to make a qrp qso from FL/VO-093 with ZL2IFB on 30m. At nearly 3,000 miles per watt that was the 900 meter altitude hard at work. I was also proud that the first qso of the first activation of FL/VO-082 was S2S with HB9ELD/P on HB/SH-002.
Cheers and 73,