We arrived last night to EA5 land - Castellon having driven 800km
I decided to go for an activation in the morning with the mountain bike (29er Trek X-caliber,… nice ride if you are into bikes). It was 1.30am local time by the time my brother in law finished giving me directions on google maps…
EA5/CS-018 Penya is rarely activated summit (I was the 2nd activation). It is about 12km and 500m up from the village. It was a nice ride up, except the point where I got the wrong turn and ended up going up the wrong track, 30min later a 100m+ elevation i decided to go back to find the right track as i did not want to hike 2-3km up a narrow trail with the bike on my shoulder.
It was fairly hot, about 27-28C and the sun was hammering down just past mid day.
I worked about 13 stations on 20m and moved to 40m, after a few calls with no response, i turned the dial and worked EF6 - UREÂ´s special callsign for Felipe VI King of Spain proclamation.
Before leaving I changed the switch on the multiband EFHW to 30m and worked ON4FI.
As usual - HB1B + mountain tuner and multiband efhw and 7m pole.
The most fun was riding down to the village on an old 1st class mountain pass local road. I could not help either but get a siesta after lunch as I was pretty knackered after the ride
Thanks to all the Chasers again for a great day.
Vy 73s de Angel M0HDF / EA2ECG