Second attempt at working EU activators
Radio: Yaesu FT-857D output set at 50 watts
Antenna: 20/40m Link dipole
Squid Pole: 10 metre
Battery: LiFePO4 4S 4.2Ah
A successful activation this evening from Mt Taylor VK1/AC-037 856 metres ASL, on 20m 14.310 to 14.330 MHz USB. I worked Klaus DF2GN/P summit to summit on DM/BW-228 Hummelsberg in the Bathe Wuerttemberg region with a 5-7 report each way. Hummelsberg is a 10 point summit at 1002 meters ASL. 🙂
Also worked SOTA chasers Thomas DL1DVE and Michael DJ5AV. From Hungary I worked Viktor HA5LV twice, second time with a BIG signal 5-9.
Local SOTA activator: A S2S with fellow activator Andrew VK1DA positioned on Mt Stromlo VK1/AC-043.
VK SOTA chasers taking the opportunity to log Mt Taylor on 20m were: Matt VK1MA, Nev VK5WG, John VK6NU, Tony VK3CAT, Ian VK5CZ, Matt VK2DAG, VK5CZ Ian second time on 5 watts, Paul VK5PAS, Tom VK5EE, Gerard VK2IO, Ed VK2JI and Mike VK6MB.
Changed to 40m and worked Tom VK5EE, Paul VK5PAS, Bernard VK3AMB, Anthony VK3YSA/P near Geelong, Peter VK3PF and Peter VK3FPSR mobile.
I plan to try for EU chasers on Tuesday 3 December (07:30 UTC) from Mt Majura VK1/AC-035. If successful the summit will be a new unique summit for the EU chaser group. Weather forecast for Tuesday is sunny with a high of 33 degrees C.