Monday, 27 April 2015

EA6/MA-060 Santa Magdalena SOTA Activation

I activated this summit with Nick G4OOE and Dave G3TQQ when we took a day off from a walking holiday in Mallorca in April 2015.  This was a three summit day and we moved from place to place from our hotel base in Port de Pollenca in a hire car.

The summit car park is easily reached from the main Motorway which you leave at the Inca intersection. We found a large car park and picnic / barbecue area less than 1 Km from the summit itself where there is a large concrete cross.

Car park and Picnic Area near to EA6/MA-060
A wide footpath leads from the car park to the summit.

Approaching the summit of Santa Magdalena, MA-060
We had a grey day and it started to shower towards the end of our activation, fortunately Nick had his station under a small shelter and Dave had a small brolly which was sufficient to keep the radio dry whilst the short sharp shower passed over us.  I set up near to the summit cross...

We operated close to the large cairn and cross on the summit

I remained on 20m CW and SSB for 30 minutes and logged 37 stations - best DX was a contact with CU3BL in The Azores: Log2Map by ON6ZQ  

We packed up in damp conditions (at least this was the last we saw of the rain that day) and then made our way to EA6/MA-053 which turned out to be more difficult than it should have been... see next blog report. 

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