On the first day of SOTA in Norway I decided to activate Holtankollen LA/TM-049.
I walked for about 15 - 20 minutes and put up my link dipole in a three. I started to call “CQ SOTA” on 7.120MHz as the usual sota segment was rather crowded. I did not have any luck until I spotted myself on sotawatch from my cell phone. After some QSOs I had to take a short break to put up my shelter due to rain.
I was so busy running QSOs I almost forgot to eat the sandwiches my XYL had prepared for me. She’s a keeper! I wouldn’t even trade her for a brand new K3. I think…
Yaesu FT-817ND powered by 8 2500mAh rechargeable Ni-MH batteries.
20/40m Link dipole inverted V about 6m high
18 QSOs, 17 on 40m/SSB and one S2S QSO with Aage, LA1ENA/P, on 2m/FM.
Thanks to all the chasers!
The “shack”: http://www.sota.no/files/tm049_010508_2.jpg