This afternoon I was in the northeastern corner of the Netherlands to activate one of the most wanted PAFFs. There are a number of parks that have only been contacted by a handful of OMs in the northeast. On special request I focused on PAFF-046 (Odoorn Boswachterij) - number 2 on the most wanted list.
The weather was very good today allowing me to operate partily outside - the last time I was able to do that was in October last year (PAFF-042).
|Hondsrug - part of Odoorn PAFF-046|
10m seemed very quiet so I started on 15m. There was quite some QSB. I worked some 24 stations before going down to 20m where I worked 66 stations. Then I went back up to 17m to check for some more DX. 17m is never very busy so after 11 contacts I went down to 40m for short distance contacts. 40m was rather busy - I only found a quiet spot near the end of the band. I worked 32 stations before I had to pack up and head home.
With the weather and surroundings being as pleasant as they were I took my time changing antennas and chatting to a curious passerby (who turned out to listen to local 80m ham rounds). Out of the 2,5 hours I was in the park I was active for about 100 minutes.
|Pleasant temporary QTH|
Manuel EA2DT, Alexander RV9UCN and Yuri RZ9OC came by on two bands. Luciano I5FLN came by on three bands in between eating his birthday cake.
Thanks all for giving me a report.