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SOTA with grandson

The coming week, starting 25/7/16, I will be activating SOTA summits in DM and OK.
My grandson Samuel PA4SAM will join me. This is a very special trip for both of us.
Samuel is now a 20 year old student at the Technical University. When he was 4 years old he build, with a little help, a crystal set. Later I trained him for the Novice and Full Licencense and he became PA4SAM. This is his first SOTA activation. Please listen out for us.
Samuel will work in SSB with a FT-817, 5 W into a Delta Loop and I work in CW with my KX1, 3 W into a W3EDP. See further the Alerts.
We hope to work many Chasers.
73 de Geert PA7ZEE es Samuel PA4SAM.

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look forwards to that one.

karl 73s

Hello Geert,
What region are you going to ?
I’ll be activating a few summits myself next week 25-29 july, but I’m on holiday in Daun, with “non ham” friends, so has to be seen in how much SOTA activity I can trick them …
I’ll probably do ON-024 and 025 on monday, and then if possible DM/RP-001/002/003 during that week. I’ll put up alerts as soon as I know where and when …
Would be great to have a S2S contact with you or Samuel, or even meet “live”
(we met briefly at the QSL wall in FH)
73 en veel geluk met Samuel’s “SOTA DOOP” ! hi
Luc ON7DQ

Hi Geert,

I’d be very interest to hear how the Delta Loop works out as a portable antenna - I believe you will need to put up at least two masts, if not three to support it. I guess it’ll be a 20m Delta loop as if it were a 40m one it’d be very large for a portable antenna! Unfortunately it is unlikely that I will hear you from DM or OK on 20m (skip distance) but I’ll try if I see you spotted, you never know.

73 Ed.

Hi Geert
Always good to get the youngsters involved, I look forward to hearing & working you both.
Best Wishes Ken G0FEX

Dr OM Luc,
See the Alerts. We hope for S2S.
73 de geert pa7zee es samuel pa4sam

Dr OM Ed,
We use a 20 m Delta Loop corner fed, with abt 11 m twinlead and a balun to the T1 tuner from Elecraft. Works fb on 20- and 40 m. Hoisted in the top via a tree or the mini mast 10 m DX-Wire.
hpe 2 wrk u ed.
73 de geert pa7zee es samuel pa4sam

Geert, if you are around Plzeň (Pilsen), let me know!

Hi Geert,
based on your alerts, your trip looks great. Enjoy!
I like the Czech part of the Erzgebirge too. I feel very “remote” over there.
Lars (Dresden)

Hoi Geert,
Wat leuk dat je met je kleinzoon op pad gaat! Ik hoop je te werken!
Veel plezier!

Nice you make a trip with your grandson. I hope to work you both.
73,
Sake

Great to get Sam on a S2S today. Thanks very much.
EI/IW-036 Knockmore, clare island
73
David (EJ7GEB/p)

Hi SOTA Friends.
Today was our last activation day in OK. We had a lot of rain and thunderstorm. Reason that we did not complete our whole plan.
Many thanks to all the Chasers. Aspecialy thanks to the Chasers who placed a Spot on SOTAwatch as there were EA2DT, G8VNW, YO9YUL, EA2LU and PA0INA. The top Chaser was SA4BLM who placed four times a spot; Fantastic!!
Tomorrow we will end our SOTA tour in DM/HE and hope to work you all again. See the Alerts for information.
73 de geert pa7zee es samuel pa4sam.

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Just a shame conditions dire to me at moment.

Did look and listen out for you folks but propagation was not allowing it .

Karl

Hi Geert & Samuel,

I did listen for your stations but didn’t hear a whisper.
Conditions are really poor from here to parts of Germany at the moment.
Even OK (Tjech Repulbic) is poor and which is normally not a problem from my location.

Hope to hear you today and wishes a nice trip and dry weather :wink:

73 de Pascal / PA1BR