Very chaotic activation for me today at EA3/LL-045 Tuc de Bacanere.
On the summit, I faced strong winds and had to turn back on the north side of the ridge to find a very relative shelter. My mast was flapping like if I had caught a salmon, beating the antenna wire and transmitting the beating noises through RF (how?). I need to figure out a solution for very windy + winter conditions. Thinking about a telescopic vertical antenna …
Anyway, after spotting myself on 40 meters, I got a few contacts (very difficult, I couldn’t copy any call signs because of antenna noises and wind in my ears) and after 15min, as I was freezing, I had to leave. Too bad for the 10m challenge
However, I have a question : what about my callsign if I’m activating a summit referenced in Spain but geographically on the border. I was activating from the French side, so I used my french callsign without a prefix. Was it a mistake or not ?
Thank you fellow chasers for being so reactive, F4WBN was already there even before I called CQ <3