Mt Glenrowan, vk3/ve-230, 2nd March 2014

Mt Glenrowan is a summit I have visited many times over the years, however this was only the second time I have done a SOTA activation here.
As the number of SOTA participants and Associations increase in VK there has been an increasing number of stations willing to work the CW activator. This resulted in my first real pile up!, well maybe not a real pile up but I had answered one station and a second assumed I had answered them, Certainly a first for me 🙂 This confusion was compounded by an issue with the dit paddle not working and needing to change key when I went to answer the first station.

In the end I work 11 stations on 40m, none on 20m and one of the VK2’s I worked on 40 also worked me on 30m. Interestingly their signal on 30m was 3s points better than 40m.