In reply to G4OBK:
Hello Phil, Roy and whoever tried to copy us,
the sked with Chris DL7SAQ was successfull. We had however to move last minute away from 14,045 due to QRM on his side - plus we were running late (ascend icier than expected) and had the QSO from North beacon mountain which is not a SOTA summit.
Chris received us 559 with TOM’s IC706 delivering 50W into my Buddistick (“up and away” antenna). The Ppower could be reduced to 5w and Chris could still copy all, 1w was too low for him to hear us. The QSO got interrupted shortly after sunset in DL, my sig then beeing weeker than the local QRM in DL.
Before interruption Chris’ signal rose by two S-Units.
Arriving at W2/EH003 at abt. 1715Z we hoped to reach some UK stations in a similar manner but nobody answered our 20m calls at around14,045 (100W into buddistick). Band was probably closed already.
Whoever attempts 20m SOTA-DX from W2/EH-xxx next has to start earlier than us
Tom and myself did active W2/EH003 on 2m-FM/SSB. I almost had a 40m QSO with EA6UN at 2000 UTC - Jurek gave me 449 but could not copy (or believe) my call sign).
This was an extremly enjoyable day for Tom and myself. Thanks again to Tom N2YTF for the perfect preparation.