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Mt. Erreniega EA2/NV-092 by EA2IF/P on 03/01/2021

I went this afternoon to this summit located just about 15Km South of Pamplona, for an activation, but also to enjoy a brief walk through this nice forest:

After a short hike, the summit trig point was reached and it looked like this:

I quickly setup my 14m long sloper wire and got ready to start the activation:

During the activation I got an intense brief snow fall, but it didn’t last long and I didn’t stop my operation.
I started on 30m CW and logged 16 QSOs in 20 minutes.
Then I QSYed to 20m CW, where I logged 9 QSOs after about 30 minutes QRV.
Most remarkable were the 20 minutes in which I logged these DX QSOs:


6 DX with North-America in a row, 2 of which were W7 and one W5, plus a S2S with Eric VA2EO, who definitely made my day!
All in all, 25 QSOs, 6 of which were DX with North-America and one S2S with VE2.
You can see it on the map:

My sloper was nearly pointing to the North today:

The Sun was going down and after several CQ calls with no response, I went QRT:

With big satisfaction, I packed up and took this selfie before starting descent:

Thanks dear chasers for your calls and QSOs.
I’ll be looking forward to copying you all again soon from a summit.
73 & HNY,

Guru

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Nice pictures.
Our S2S wasn’t easy but we did it, I lost you in qsb but copy everything after repeating several times.
On my side, I was running 10w from a KX2, my antenna was an efhw of 66’ long in inverted-v.
TNX fer ur patience.
Éric

Hi Éric,
It was a great transatlantic S2S.
My power was 5W only.
I copied your callsign, report and summit reference very well on the 1st time you sent them.
Copying me was probably more of a struggle for you, but I knew that and repeating my report 3 or 4 times plus my summit reference twice, was fortunately enough.
Thank you very much for calling me.
73 & HNY,

Guru

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WOW !!!
Chapeau bas Guru !!!

73, Jarek

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