SOTA F/PO-266 by F8DZY/P

Hi all,
Just back from “La Pointe de Mandale” at the Franco-Spanish border where the activation was a great success for me with 66 QSOs ! (new personal best score)
Good propagation on 30M and 40M but QRM.

WX was sunny but very cold wind at the summit, it was hard to key ! HI
A nice young “Pottok” stayed with me all the time, I beieve he was interested in SOTA :wink: (will appear on video)
Now back at home, I will make the video next week and add the link here as usually…
Log is uploaded.
Many thanks to everybody, CU on next new SOTA.
Vy 73 de Chris F8DZY.

In reply to F8DZY:

Great stuff Chris, congrats on your new personal best ant thanks for QSO. Looking forward to the video.

Vy 73 Mike GW0DSP

In reply to F8DZY:
Many thanks for the activation Chris - I have just come back to CW after over 25 years so thanks for my first ever 10 Mhz QSO ! - also for the 7mhz SSB one as well

73 de Graham G3OHC

In reply to F8DZY:

It was a pleasure to have a SOTA QSO, as usual Chris.

It was also great to find such good propagation on 30m.

Many thanks for using this excellent band.


In reply to G4SSH:

Yes Roy, very worthy of note, 30m is such a magnificant band for Sota (or otherwise) being very quiet most of the time and usually good propagation between EU and the UK.
I would encourage more OPS to start using 30m after their 40m activations, especially on contest days.

73 Mike GW0DSP

In reply to F8DZY:

Hi Chris !

Encore une belle activation.
Merci pour les QSO CW et…SSB !!!
J’ai hâte de voir le Pottok… était-il sensible aux points et aux traits ??

A bientôt sur un nouveau sommet.
73 QRO

Glad to work you, Chris on 30m CW. You also sounded great on 40



In reply to F8DZY:
Thanks for the QSO on 30m CW. I took an extended lunchbreak just to be able to catch you!

In reply to all:
Many thanks for all your comments, they make me happy and encourage me to activate others NEW SOTAs…
Photos are already online on SOTA France (tnx F6CEL) at :

The sames with legends on Flickr :
F8DZY v2.0 QSL (front)

Vy 73 de Chris F8DZY.

Hi all, here’s the link of the video…
Good watch ! :wink:

Chris F8DZY.

In reply to F8DZY:

Toujours aussi agréable à regarder et écouter.

73 QRO

In reply to F8DZY:
Nice as usual!