The sun came out this morning and so, I was seduced into doing a quick activation of my local summit, G/SP-013 Gun. The higher HF frequencies have caused heartache for a lot of SOTA activators for the last week.
I’d alerted for 10m but had stated on my alert, that the band may be a lost cause and therefore, I offered 15m as an alternative. As I suspected, the 10m band was pretty much garbage and so 15m it was.
My self spot brought an immediate reponse from CT1HIX, followed by Marc WA2FON, Walter NE4TN and of course Dow W4DOW. The path to Japan was in good shape with 9 JA’s entering my log in pretty short order. A combination of EU and North America were being worked until Rick 5Z4/M0LEP, gave me a call a call from Kenya…Thanks for the call, Rick.
Rick was followed by a s2s call fom Pat KP4/KI4SVM activating KP4/CC-001 in Puerto Rico, for what I suspect may be the first G/KP4 s2s. The North Americans kept calling, the best DX being Arizona and Idaho.
Just before I packed up, I did sneak up to 10m briefly, making just 8 contacts, including Brazil and Chile.
31 North Americans out of the 90 chasers logged on 15m was a great result on a band that was suffering from deadful QSB.
Once again, the Antron-99 performed its sorcery…
Thanks to all the chasers.