F5AKL and I spent a nice day in the "french Ardennes"
F/NO-008 and NO-019 are not very high and difficult summits.
Two hours car then we had to climb about 1 hour and half to reach NO-008.
But we were in Ardennes forest and spent lot of time to find
a small clearing.
There, we had several QSO with G, D, HB and F friends. Special thanks
to Al DJ5AA for s2s with OK/US-006 and to John GS0OOO/P from NS-052.
In the afternoon, it was rainy, but froggies are not affraid by rain…
We climbed fast to NO-019, but heared some crashes of thunder…
Few QSO with F6ENO/P, then F5AKL/P and F8UFT/P. Sorry, we had to QRT
very quickly, because the storm was there. My last QSO with G4ZIB
was a CW disaster… because the keyer became crazy… only dots series !
But the QSO is valid !
May be the battery or the FT817 ?
Finally, it was realy a nice day !
Thanks to all, friends.
Best 73 and see you soon from other french summits.