Back from the SOTA LORRAINE TOUR
Hello everyone and thanks a lot! because, thanks to you, that 550-kilometre journey around the hills of Lorraine where F5AKL was born was a big success. Without your numerous reports to our CQs, it wouldn’t have been that great.
Thanks to F5AKL who knows the region well, and especially to a nice and sunny WX, we were able to activate 7 summits on the 13th and 14th of June. On the last summit, F/VO-061, we were afraid we’d have to stop as we were threatened by thunderstorms. But apart from the storms’ QRN, we managed to end without a problem.
We made more than 200 QSOs with our 3 calls: F6ENO/P and F8UFT/P = 125, F5AKL/P = 78.
We recognised a lot of calls we are used to contacting as chasers or hearing on air from our stations.
We warmly thank everyone to have made these 2 days become a real pleasure, and we can hold up as examples some of the most “diligent” ones:
DL6UNF 11 QSOs, DJ5AA 8, GM4FAM 8, F8DGF 7, G4SSH 7, GW0DSP 7, HB9AAQ 6, HB9DOT 6.
We hope to contact you in September from summits that will be more profitable as far as the points are concerned: F/AM-xxx, and the Sainte-Victoire mountain, before the CLIPPERTON DX CLUB convention in Provence.
Again, thanks to you all and “see you later” with pleasure.
73 QRO from André/Andy F5AKL and Alain/Alan F6ENO.
PS: thanks as well to Marjorie, F5AKL’s daughter, for translating these few lines. If it had been Andy’s “poor” English (he only knows “beefsteak” and “roastbeef”!), it would have taken you a week to understand the article.