After a late start we got underway yesterday on a cold day activating in three OK areas (JC, ST and VY) to the south of where we stay near Chotebor. Again condx were not so good on 20m - I was able to work 4 stations in CW from OK/JC-084 - SA4BLM, SM4CJM, LA8BCA and SV2HSZ. On SSB there were no takers on 20m so I reverted to the 40m band for the other 6 summits, working mainly German, Swiss, French and Benelux stations with a few Scandinavian also. The occasional UK station such as G0VWP, M0BKV, G4OOE and 2E0ESY were also worked on 40m, but generally with less than 10 watts my signal falls short of reaching the UK from Czech Republic. Victor had more success reaching out further and working UK more consistently on the 30m band as we expected.
Today we leave our hotel and spend tonight nearer to Prague. So we move north west activating on the way. The target list being: OK/PA-031 > ST-093 > ST-094 > ST-091 > ST-090 > ST-101. Like yesterday the list is subject to change depending on road closures and time available, but we will activate more if we can.
Tomorrow we have a half day of action before going to the airport.
Here we are unshaven on OK/VY-015 yesterday mid afternoon:
73 Phil & Victor
OK8CDX - OK8VM