Here in my “belle province” there are two types of summits:
Those with a high-power broadcast tower on top; and
those with a wind turbine farm.
What would you do with a 3.5w QCX-mini against all that noise ? I don’t actually hear the noise, i hear the FT8 frequency and the high power cw stations, but it is very difficult for others to hear me. I try to distance myself from those RF monsters, while staying within the activation zone.
I also have to hike ultralight so bringing along a RF amp and associated battery could be difficult,
so what i have left is patience, such as a fisherman on a quiet lake, 1.5 hours calling CQ for 4 QSOs.
Thanks, i just needed to rant for a bit hihi !
73, Sly VA2YZX