Why is Bulgaria in Scandinavia?

Location: Man Cave in Berwick-upon-Tweed Contest: Scandinavian Activity Contest (SSB), 24 hours over October 13 and 14, 2018 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and Hardrock 50  operating at 50 watts SSB Antenna: Cirro Mazzoni Baby Loop Bands used: 40m Hike:  None….I sat for 4 hours (it was fun!) Solo operation: Just me operating as M0SNA Recommend: Yes Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2018 Trying … More Why is Bulgaria in Scandinavia?

Give me a Wild Boar

SOTA summit: Wild Boar Fell, G/NP-007 Activation Date: Sept 25, 2018 Call sign used: M/W6PNG/P Portable operation: Yes Radio: Yaesu VX-8G on 2m FM Antenna: 2m roll up J Pole hanging at 15 ft Bands used: 2m Hike:  ~4.5 miles and ~1400ft ascent.  (<–click left for GaiaPro track etc) Solo operation: Yes Recommend: Yes Cell Coverage: Excellent Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2018

Sticky toffee pudding has taken its toll

SOTA summit: The Cheviot G/SB-001 Activation Date: June 2, 2017 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Yaesu VX-8G Antenna: Slim Jim 2m/70cm hanging from mast Bands used: 2m and 70cm Furthest QSO: ~50 miles with M0TLX in Gateshead area Hike in: Yes, ~3.5 miles roundtrip and 2,000 ft ascent Solo operation: Yes Recommend: Yes Its unfair to single out the … More Sticky toffee pudding has taken its toll

May Hill, my 500th

NPOTA Entity: N/A SOTA summit: May Hill  G/WB-019  Activation Date: Sept 23, 2016 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts Antenna: LNR Trail Friendly end fed 40-10m Bands used: 20m and 40m Furthest QSO: ~1,250 miles with Vladimir, EU2MM in Belarus  Hike in: Yes, about two miles roundtrip Solo operation: With brother Matthew Recommend: Yes O2 Coverage: Great Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2016 The lane is so narrow the car … More May Hill, my 500th