This was my first SOTA activation and the first activation of Shunut R9U/CE-059.
I have downloaded SOTA Goat app from App Store and updated summits database. Unfortunately the app does not show Shunut in it’s listing (as well as several other summits in R9U/CE assosiation) although the summit is in the database on the official SOTA web site. Hopefully the author will correct this, otherwise 4 $ spent for nothing.
I have used Elecraft K3 running 60 W
and connected to Buddipole antenna.
It is not me on the picture above. It is my friend Igor who helped me a lot.
Electric power was coming from 25Ah LiFePo4 battery which also was feeding MSI laptop for CW and logging. Two modes were used - CW on 14060 and SSB on 14305. There were no fast internet connection so I could only spot myself through W9PA cluster couple of times.
In 1 hour 10 minutes I have managed to log 47 CW an 31 SSB QSO before the rain clouds arrived.
Many people were asking for my RDA as well. Signals were strong and reports were up to 59 plus with most of the correspondents. The only problem was very strong wind up on the summit. I have made several pictures and will try to publish them here. Thanks to all who called and worked me. I hope to do better next time.
This is view from the top.
73, Igor Sokolov UA9CDC/p