First of all hats off to Andrew for running probable one of the most heaviest piles up I have heard on Sota for some one not used to such levels of me me me me on air ,you did well.
Its a little moan time not at the operator’s to whom did one hell of a job dealing with the chasers coming from the Zoo. But what got my goat the most. I chased Andrew across three bands with no joy, could have been conditions not allowing my humble 10w to reach him of just no hear me due to the Zoo.
AGAIN But my point
If you have got him on one band why chase him on another its creating QRM and you can only score one summit ONCE per day. I can understand why if its challenge chasing and they appear on a challenge band and you call again fair do’s. Now I would work on one band i be well happy with that. And i wonder how many people did not get through due to the sheer volume of chaser traffic also screaming at the poor guy over and over again. Just call once he will work all of us far quicker. Listen if he’s talking hang too and call once again once he’s done with previous station hence why i calling it a ZOO.
Now i have a radio here i could easily turned up full blast to 100w. But self restraint kicked in as allowed 10w from this station under me licence condition’s. The Zoo seemed not so restrained in there actions.
But did take advantage of the fact the zoo all screaming for Andrew, the other Sota,s that appeared were easy to work as few chasers and ended up clocking 68 points and 13 summits on 40 20 and 10m. And the Es and F2 providing some interesting working conditions too.
13k reached and over taken
M3FEH 13k Super Sloth all on 10w & bit of wire in SSB mode only