Last monday, I was on the road driving to south of France.
My first SOTA was NO-002, located in the north of Bourgogne (a well-known region for its famous Pommard, Meursault etc…).
In the afternoon, I reach region ‘Bugey’ (well-known for its famous Roussette, Cerdon etc…) and could activate JU-066 and JU-041.
Tuesday, I drove south in the ‘Rhône valey’ and stopped in region ‘CR’, Côte du Rhône (well-known for for its famous Châteauneuf du Pape, Costière de Nîmes etc…) and activated CR-250 and CR-257.
Then, from wednesday, I was located near Sète, in Languedoc region (well-known for its famous Frontignan, Picpoul de Pinet etc…) and tried to activate some summits each day. The WX wa sunny but very windy and cold. Had often 80km/h wind… and my antenna blowed off 4 times ! PE summits are not very difficult, and I did’nt walk more than one hour and half to reach the highers summits.
Last monday, I leaved south and crossed over JU region (I stopped near JU-054 to buy some Cerdon…).
Finaly I activated 16 summits (all new ones). Had only 3 “S2S” QSOs, but many, many friends again, with big piles up. Many thanks to you who were waiting for my CW sigs, specialy to Andy F5AKL who helped me every day.
I made 465 QSO with nice DX like UA2, SM, and LA.
Special thanks to
F5AKL 14 QSOs
GW0DSP 12 QSOs
DL6UNF & DL2EF 11 QSOs
OK1AOV & ON4CAP 10 QOSs
and to CW beginners F4CTJ, M0COP who came courageously in pile up !
It was a real pleasure to exchange few quick words with everyone; a ‘73’ or ‘TKS’ or ‘MCI’ is always appreciated when on a summit in strong wind and 5°C…!!
A video will be soon on line.
Now, I’m in home sweet home… in Champagne (a famous region for its …etc !!!)
Best 73 to all
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