Some more DX park and SOTA activators during late Sept and early October

Band conditions over the past few weeks have been pretty good again for the DX. Marija VK5MAZ has been working some big pile ups into Europe on 20m on the long path.

I have been focussing on trying to pick up some new DXCC entities and working some of the overseas Park & SOTA activators. Below is a bit of a snapshot of some of the overseas activators I have logged in the past few weeks.

27th September 2021.

IQ5QO – activating an Italian lighthouse – Castello Alfonsino (WAIL PU-029) and the Worked Castles Award (WCA 1737).

Above:- Castello Alfonsino. Image c/o Wikipedia

DL8ECA Stadtwald Göttingen and Kerstlingeröder Feld DLFF-0332 in GERMANY.

Above:- Stadtwald Göttingen and Kerstlingeröder Feld. Image c/o Google maps

2nd October 2021

YL44WFF – YLFF-0221 in LATVIA

Sam F4GYG in FFF-2126 in FRANCE.

3rd October 2021

Daniel OA9DVK in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest in Chayu Nain Comunal Reserve OAFF-0040.

4th October 2021

F5NLX activating Foret Commuale De Vinassan FFF-2955

Jean-Marie sent me an email and he said:

“I am very surprise when j heard VK5pas hi on my small dipole 2x5m at 3m up !!report 56 with my 30 watts”

Sam F4GYG – FFF-2098 FRANCE.

5th October 2021

I logged Daniel again OA9DVK in OAFF-0040.

6th October 2021.

Mike 2E0YYY/p G/ HSP-020

7th October 2021

Darius M0KCB/p – Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty GFF-0248 ENGLAND.

Above:- Rolling hills and farm fields that typify the Cotswolds landscape. Image c/o Wikipedia

CT1MH – Bragadas CT/ TM-043 in PORTUGAL.

Above:- view from Bragadas

IQ5QO/p – IFF-0743 in ITALY.

8th October 2021

Sam F4GYG/p – FFF-1845 in FRANCE.

Fabio IK2LEY/p – SOTA Poggio Croce I/ PM-387 in ITALY. This is a 1,765 m high summit and is worth 6 points.

Above:- Poggio Croce. Image c/o Wikipedia

EA2RCG/p – EAFF-1172 in SPAIN.

IQ5QO/p – Area Naturale Protetta di Interesse Locale Il Bottaccio IFF-0507 in ITALY.

Above:- The park in which IQ5QO was operating from. Image c/o Wikipedia

Babs DK0DFF – Hartz Mountains DLFF-0006 in GERMANY.

DC8TM – SOTA peak Herzogenhorn DM/ BW-002 in GERMANY. This is a 10 point summit and is 1,415 metres above sea level.

Above:- The Herzogenhorn in winter. Image c/o Wikipedia

10th October 2021

Mike 2E0YYY/p and Rob G7LAS G/ HSP-020

Mike posted on Facebook:- “Todays activation was a whole heap of fun and the DX was a real bonus.”

Above:- Mike and Rob’s set up.

Antonio EC2AG – SOTA summit Unbe Mendi EA2/ BI-076 in SPAIN.

Above: View from EA2/ BI-076. Image c/o Google maps

Jose EA5ITW/p – SOTA summit Plans EA5/ AT-006 in SPAIN. This summit is a 4 point summit located in the Alicante area of Spain.

Above:- View from EA5/ AT-006. Image c/o Google maps

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