I would like to express my apologies for the incident that happened during my cw operation yesterday (my first ever cw SOTA activation), where I accidentally turned the main knob of my ft-817 and changed my freq by several kHz without noticing it. Yes, some of you tried to inform me about it but it took me some time to actually realize it. Lessons learned, use the lock function next time. And of course I need to improve my cw skills.
Conditions were not so great on the summit, hence I did not use my end fed wire antenna, but my atx telescopic antenna instead.
It was a 7 days long hike on the Swedish mountains activating two summits, SM/JL-010 at Aug 3, and SM/JL-001 at Aug 5.
I was carrying my tent, only camping.
It was my second multi day hike in Sweden (the previous was back in 2016 in Kebnekaise and Abisko) and I have done similar ones in Norway and Iceland.
From these three countries of northern Europe I find Sweden the easiest to camp, the terrain is rather softer and the weather is milder. Of course, I am only referring to summer season.
Very nice photo!
I visited Oregon and Washington states two years ago, and did some short hikes there, one was around Mt Rainier and another one that I remember entering the Pacific Crest trail near Portland for two days. Really nice! Would be great to do a multi day hike in US and have also my rig and radio permission there to do a summit activation.