I had again the pleasure on activating another new unique today. Mt. Belastegi, EA2/NV-144.
A total of 33 QSOs were logged after having worked on 2, 12, 20, 30 and 40m bands and 2 of them were S2S on 2m FM.
However, I had the feel that my signal was a bit too weak today from this summit. The summit is small and it’s full with telecommunication antennas and lots of fences, towers and buildings related to these services, so there was very little room for me to place the antenna and it was not as open as I’d have liked it to be.
It possibly was that the SFI was not as high as it’s been some days or weeks before. However let me explain as well that this mountain may have some high RF absorving properties according to what I’ve read about this mount Belastegi at the page Medikat.net:
Se indica también que la montaña posee la propiedad de producir la descarga violeta de las nubes tormentosas, que aunque benignas a primera vista, terminan arrojando tremendas pedriscos sobre los pueblos aledaños. Esta propiedad era atribuida a ciertas cavidades volcÃ¡nicas y a la peculiar composición mineral que se atribuía a la montaña. En estas tormentas se llegaron a formar hundimientos que al llenarse de agua dieron lugar a ciertas lagunas.
Fortunately the WX was like in a real summer day: clear blue sky and warm temperature with no any traces of storms.
See some pictures I took before leaving the summit:
Thanks to all chasers for your calls and QSOs.
I’ll be looking forward to CU AGN SN.
Best 73 de Guru - EA2IF