The best way to celebrate Morse Day was to do some CW QSOs.
A friend asked to be helped to make his the first CW QSO.
He was successful and very very happy at the end of the QSO.
It seems that this is a true image of what was going on during the QSO…
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!…
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!
Vy 73 de Pedro, CT1DBS
CT1DBS and CT7AGR on CT/ES-007
29 QSOs, 9 S2S.
S2S with VK2AOH/p on 30m !… (18068 km)
KX-3, trapped dipole, 10 W CW!
Wow. What a day!