My first sota activation … what an experience after a long walk from 34 to 430m over 9km under a steel blue sky….and 21gr after 2h 15min arrived at the sota point. after a sip of water and a minute of the view to have enjoyed foto the setup start making it ran smoothly, Al immediately after the first call in CW response OK2PDT nice report. but what happened then … a true pileup something I did not expect as a quiet station, and after 30min I lost the pedals. sorry to the om’s I have not worked in CW sorry sorry. I will practice. but then shifted to ssb. and there it was immediately pile up. after 45min the battery started to lose its tension, which later did not appear to be true the cable was loose and the ft817 was working on the internal battery. So the end was asked then planted, with once again sorry to everyone I did not work and a big thank you to all OM to support the sota.
the walk was 9km from 34m to 430 higher there is 4h30min stepped go and back total 19.4km. the tx ft 817 was 1h45 qrv with 2.5watts antenna dipole for 20 and 40m 40m has not been used.there are 40qso made 15 cw 25 ssb.
Enjoy the photos ON7QR 73 gdl.
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Thank you Mo for the encouragement. I try better next time, I did not think the interest in Sota was so great. Yes sorry I was not 40 meters, it was the intention to start at 40 m. But was already immediately fixed to 20m from the adjustment of the 20 m antenna.
I hope you will work back during a next attempt. 73 GDL Don ON7QR
Glad to hear you enjoyed your first activation. Don’t worry about a few slips, we all started somewhere, and chasers are a fairly tolerant bunch; they realise that not everyone has the same amount of experience activating. I’m sure it won’t be long before you’ve ironed out the bugs and are enjoying your pile-ups. Looking forward to our first contact.
de OE6FEG / M0FEU