Today I activativated FL/NO-087, La Motte, which has the curious distinction of now being activated by 6 people but none of them have been French. It seems to be only popular with tourists like me.
I scouted out the summit this morning while walking my dog. From the map I could see a track going very close to the summit but when I got there it led to a private house and there were large signs saying “propriété privée” but there was a much more interesting location on the opposite side of the road which was well within the activation zone.
The Chapelle ar Zonj looks very old but it was built in 1977 to replace a much larger chapel which was destroyed in a fire. Some background can be found on this page if you scroll down a little way.
There are stone benches in the little field around the chapel which were very convenient. Although I could have done without the crottes de chien in the grass!
I won’t repeat all I wrote yesterday on my activation of FL/NO-021 as today followed a similar pattern. I started with SSB switched to CW and finished on 20m SSB after swapping my random wire for a dipole to see how it performed as I hope to get up early tomorrow and see if I can hear any VK or even ZL SOTA operators.
A QSO with Lee K2LT in New York state on 17m CW was a pleasant surprise but of course many thanks to all chasers, it was an enjoyable afternoon.