F4VPX/p Le Montcelet F/MC-162


Last weekend I decided to active the never activated Montcelet F/MC-162.
Very nice walk, about 45 minutes up in 2 levels. It was very nice to walk through these anciant ruins dated from 1592.

This activation allowed me to test my new CW keyer with 2 memories (so I dont have to CQ by hand everytime), it worked great and it only weights 153grams. Keyer cw avec 2 mémoires d'appel

118 QSOs with 12 S2S
FT817 5W and jumper dipole (I added 17m wire 90º from the dipole but same feed and worked great).

Middle of the morning I was “attacked” by millions of small flies as you can see in the photos!

73’s CU next one


Hi Filipe,
Tnx for nice activation report & S2S as well :wink:
73, Jarek

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Yep thanks Jarek!

cu again soon
73’s FIlipe F4VPX

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Tks for nice report and QSO Filipe :wink:
Elles sont belles tes fourmis volantes :laughing:
73 Éric

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There are just so many of these lovely summits to activate all over France.

I’m badly missing my annual pilgrimage to my sister’s QTH outside Nîmes for some decent WX, coffee, wine and food along with SOTA too. But with COVID it probably wont be till Easter/ Pâques 2021 at the earliest till I visit. In the meantime please keep posting pictures of these summits and the French countryside.

Hey, I’ve been practising my French and knew what that meant with having to look up any words :slight_smile:

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I have activated 9 summits in August and still going to activate a few more.

I will try to make a report on each one.

73’s maybe cu in the aire
Filipe F4VPX


Hi Filipe.
Many thanks for ur QSO.
Nice pix and really enjoyable to listen you.
C U Next
73 Roger

Merci Roger, thanks for being there to call us because still lots of answered cqs… heh everyone is on FT8.

73’s Filipe F4VPX CT1ILT


Nice to see my call writen in your logbook on the picture! Thanks for the S2S contact from FL/VO-008.

73, Tonnie - F/PA9CW/P

Indeed Tonnie. Thanks for S2S always a pleasure.

73 Filipe CT1ILT F4VPX