Contact with European SOTA Chasers from VK1

Last night I activated Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040, 843 metres ASL in the Canberra city region starting at 07:20 UTC.   The plan was to work DX into the EU and UK.  To my delight after 5 minutes of calling CQ I worked two european SOTA chasers Franz OE5FSM in Linz and Milan OM7OM in Slovakia both on 20m 14.330 MHz USB.

My operating station is a Yaesu FT857D running 40 watts into a 20/40m link dipole supported by 7m squid pole.

Went on to work Paul VK5PAS, Mark VK1MDC, long haul to Mike VK6MB,  and John VK6NU in Western Australia, Ernie VK3DET and a S2S with Andrew VK1DA on Black Mountain.

On 40m 7.115 MHz LSB chasers contacts were Marc VK3OHM, Phil VK2CPR, Rob VK1FAST and Frank VK3GFS.

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