CT/BA-012, Candal. EU NA SOTA S2S Party, 19NOV16 1400 – 1700 UTC

EuropeNorth America SOTA S2S Party, 19NOV16 1400 – 1700 UTC
I left the car at Fraguinha (nice lagoon and camping), climbing between the ravaged forest due to fires in summer.

The wx was cold and windy.

Between 1438z and 1546z 32 QSO were made in the 20, 17 and 15m band, all cw.

Of those, 4 were with North America (NA).
3 S2S, only one with NA : N1EU.

EU in suffix should mean something in this kind of events!… :wink:
Tnx Barry!

I decide to quit before sunset because the mountain was almost engulfed by the clouds (1106 m high) and wind was stronger and stronger. And the temperature started to decline drastically.

I descent in the middle of the mist but I had the chance to view some fallow deer that crossed the path. They disappeared before I could take the camera out of the pocket but they were a nice view in a mountain that had no people in this cold day!

I reach the car when it starts snowing.

What a nice day!

Thanks everyone who took part. Looking forward for the next! :smile:

Vy 73 de Pedro, CT1DBS

CT/BA-006, Serra de S. Lourenço – Sunny morning!


First activation with KX-2 on Portugal mainland.


22 QSOs, 1 S2S. RX of ZL1BYZ but didn’t contact him due to some alligators….



CU/SM-006 and CU/SM-008


When you are one week long taking photos in Canada and you forgot to charge the camera battery!….
I miss the camera because the view are amazing, in both summits.
My phone had no avaiable space for photos.

Next time I will tru to travel with 2 cameras…Or spare batteries…

Photo of this post was taken from somewhere in the net.

CU/SM-006, Agua Retorta

Hard to reach summit!
Wx started wet but turns in to sunny and dry.

First activation with the new KX-2. Wow! 🙂 🙂 🙂
It performs as a champion!

Outstanding views to mountain and ocean!

14 QSOs, 2 S2S. All 20m CW

Antenna: EFLW

CU/SM-008, Serra Gorda

Wx was ok but, as in WX in Azores, rain set in!
Nice views to north and side shore of the island. Ponta Delgada at my feet!

To reach the AZ, one should look deep into avaiable sources.

The first confrontation of the new KX2. KX-2 1- Rain 0! 🙂

16 QSOs. All 20m/CW. 8 QSOs with NA stations: 7W’s and 1 VE
Antenna: EFLW


CU/SM-008, Serra Gorda from the distance (photo taken from here)