Arrived home from Corsica at 22.30 last night.
A very succesful trip. 7 activations including the 1st, 2nd. 4th & 7th highest peaks ( Monte Cinto, Monte Rotondo, Pag;ia Orba and Monte D’Oro)
Found a gem of a 1 pointer TK/TK139 Monte Senino with interesting meandering route up some steep ground! 42 points. Maaged to get all planned activations done plus a couple of others!
My CW is definately improving! All contacts were on CW using my PFR3 / 5 watts to an inverted v dipole. I had the FT 817 with me as a spare but it never came out of the bag! I like the PFR3 / CW, definatley the way to go!
I worked 40 & 20 meters. Most activations lasted about an hour, it was a long way back to the car! Occasionly the weather (thunder storms) led to a quick activation then fast retreat! Managed to be well clear of the tops when storms broke unlike a very near miss in the Pyrenees last year!
I had taken 3x 2.2Ahr LiPo batteries. Only really needed one! Started out about 12.4 v and after all the activity it was down to 11.3 v.
Thanks to all you chasers who worked me. I continued working whilst I couldhear anyone. Got my first contact from a summit across the pond with N4EX! The pile ups were difficult but I seem to be getting the hang of things! At first when the pile up hits it is great because I know I will get the summit activated however it is very difficult picking anything out of the din sometimes! I am sure I will get better at this with practice.
When I have a little time I will write a fuller report. Right now I am in Fort William in the Highlands (a 07.00 start from home!), I had hoped to get out for an activation this evening but it is raining… so instead I thought best use the time to update the database and write this post!