I know the ink isn’t dry on reports of VK/ZL <> EU S2S activations, but while Mike and I have your attention and excitement about working Dx some 17,000 km, we think this SOTA event can be held twice each year in the months of October and late March or early April.
The ideal dates are those that align with the daylight savings in both hemispheres. In VK daylight savings commences the first weekend of October and ends the first weekend of April. While in Europe, correct me if I am wrong, daylight savings start on the last weekend of March and ends on the last weekend of October, hence why Mike and I proposed this event two weeks ago, for yesterday.
So there are two ideal windows to hold this event, 2nd or 3rd week of October (as we just did) and the first Saturday in April. The first Sunday in April is too late, VK will have changed back to standard time.
Anyone have any thoughts on holding this event twice each year? Any ideas on alternative dates.
Please keep your reports on VK/ZL <> EU S2S coming, the photos are great!
73, Andrew VK1AD
P.S. Short path 17k, Long path 24k or thereabouts.