|WA3WSJ from his QRZ page|
I pulled up SOTA Goat on my iPhone and saw that WA3WSJ/PM was calling CQ on W0/FR-004 (Pikes Peak) on 14.060. I tuned over there and sure enough there he was. I had worked WA3WSJ last week from Bartle Scout Reservation when he was on Devils Butte.
I gave him a shout and he came right back with a 559 and I gave him a 589 - good for 10 points as a chaser! I am now up to 20 points.
I would really like to get to 100 points before winter sets in so that I can qualify for a Chaser Certificate.
Then I switched over to 17 Meters and heard CO8LY calling CQ. I returned a call to him about 5 times before someone else got him and the pileup started. He never heard me. He was booming in over S9, so I was disappointed.
Then all of a sudden the band was filled with S9 static. I switched bands and it was the same thing on each band.
It had started to sprinkle, so not sure if that was it or if a nearby vehicle had just pulled in. When I was tearing down I noticed a car one row away from me that I didn't see pull in, and there was a gentleman sitting eating his lunch with the car running - maybe that was the source. Any ideas???
Will have to see if I experience the same thing today. This has never happened at this park before.