Being so close to the city of Pamplona this is a very convenient SOTA not only for an activation, but also to do some good training with its 400m elevation from the start point at its base in the village of Berrio-zahar.
I carried out today my 83rd SOTA activation of Mt. Ezkaba / San Cristóbal.
This was my setup, the usual 10m long endfed wire to a 9:1 unun and a 6m long elevated counterpoise wire
I found contest traffic on 40m CW, so I remained away of that band/mode.
Started on 30m where I logged 18 QSOs after about 20 minutes QRV.
Then QSYed to 20m CW where I logged 24 QSOs after about 50 minutes QRV.
I was delighted when Andrei @ZL1TM chased me. It was my second QSO with ZL from this summit and he definitely made my day. Thank you Andrei!
This is the full log with 43 QSOs, one of which was S2S with SV2HSZ/P activating SV/MC-049:
The Pyrennees were already wearing their white winter dress, but the poor quality of the picture taken with the camera of my cheap smartphone doesn’t give much testimony of it.
I didn’t have my other smartphone today, as it had run out of battery. Sorry…
Thanks dear chasers for your calls and QSOs.
I’ll be looking forward to copying you all again very soon from a summit.