Read the post for the 2017 activation here - https://chicera.weebly.com/expeditions/5-february-2017-sota-on-yoec-476-bitca .
For the EU SOTA Day we decided to go to Bâtca, a summit we have activated in the past, but was close and accessible enough to allow for a longer activation. We started operating at around 1030 UTC and made the last QSO at around 1430 UTC which, at four hours, makes it one of the longest summit activations for us. The weather was fine, a typical sunny autumn day, hot and cold at the same time. The team consisted of YO8AGA, YO8SSQ and YO8SBR.
We managed just under 70 QSOs between us, which, now that I think of it and considering the occasion, are not that many.
We made QSOs in 70cm, 2m, 20m and 40m. Andrei also managed one PSK31 contact. There was total silence in the 17m band.
It was a pretty good day for SOTA, with many summits activated in EU. From YO we could only make contacts with people nearby, on VHF.
Operating equipment was Yaesu FT-857D, inverted vee antennas for SSB, power output between 30-45W. In VHF we had a vertical dipole, the power output was set at around 15W (up to 40W when needed).
Hi, we're a team of hams from Romania. We're into SOTA and other activities. Thanks for stopping by!