|UFO landed on the summit ?|
From the streets of Capdepera you can already see the strange platform on top of the summit. It is another VOR-DME installation like on EA6/MA-077.
The road is slowly winding up the hill, I had no problem to drive to the gate, and park my car at 39.697435, 3.434079
|Parking just to the right of the gate|
|Path is waiting around the corner ...|
|VOR-DME at Puig de sa Cova Negra|
|In the distance : EA6/MA-063 (Jaumell)|
After taking some nice pictures, I set up the antenna using the "vertice" as a support, and found a nice spot in the shade to operate.
|Endfed antenna tied to fishing pole, 9:1 UNUN in the foreground|
|Operator in the shade !|
After a while, the PA temperature of the KX3 showed 50°C, I knew because I noticed the power going down to only 5W. So it was time for some extra measures ... luckily I had carried my small umbrella ! Tying it to my backpack with a velcro strap was enough to keep it from blowing away, and after a short break to cool down the rig and the operator, I was ready to continue.
|KX3 needing extra shade ;-)|
With over 2 hours on the summit, the results were not that spectacular, 29 QSO's in total.
I didn't work any NA summit, but got one DX : KA1R on 17m SSB.
I even tried some PSK for a while, but got no replies at all ...
But I got 5 S2S from EU in CW/SSB, so I could still call it a succesful (and HOT) activation !
Here the map of my QSO's (from Log2Map by ON6ZQ):
(to be continued ...)