Hello, another perfect day !
Today i was on Mont Yamaska about 1 hour from home.
The weather is perfect. I arrived well in advanced because i was supposed to meet a ham radio friend who owns a lot in the mountain but i could not find him.So i headed towards my destination.
The access to the summit starts off by a hard packed gravel road leading to a lake about half way up. From there on i took a secondary road/trail wich is a steeper bu still relatively easy.
After a little over and hour i arrived at the peak and started to unpack the material and install everything. I took the time to grab a few pictures and after many many calls on 14342.5 at 16:51h utc i finally got an answer. Since i was ahead of schedule,the chasers weren’t yet listening in,so i wen’t hunting around on the frequencies and grabbed a few stations here and there…
I heard Odinn TF2MSN in iceland calling so why not give him an answer !
I returned to 14342.5 and at 17:45h W0MNA Gary from Kansas popped in and in the log he went ! but Martha was missing ?
Immediately after Gary spotted me,the stations started coming in and i made a run of qso’s for about 10 minutes.
EA2IF Guru answered my call and the conditions were still good at that moment so we had a little chit-chat,that was great !
My last station was NA4SO from Georgia.
After one hour on the air i packed up everything and was going to grab my binoculars to try to identify the surrounding mountains when a fella arrived along with his dog.
Hello i say, how is the trail i ask ? what is this wire he ask’s me ? i say: oh,that’s an antenna ! i was doing some radio communication ! Where did you talk to he says ? All the way to Iceland,Spain and all cross the states i says ! Well…he says politely: you are on my property and its private… doh.
He goes along and explains to me that the entire mountain is privately owned and that nobody is allowed to come in anymore…
There are other peaks on this summit,one is used by paragliders and they do not wan’t other users up there also and a third one wich has commercial towers on it and that generally means access denied and plenty of RF interference.
Oh well…i guess this was my last SOTA on this mountain.
An almost perfectv day ! but i still enjoyed it .
Pictures here images