On the way out to my lunchtime portable operating location I dropped just over 30 QSL cards in the mailbox. Can't wait to see if I start getting more back now that I have sent some.
Today was a fun day on the radio. 20 meters was nice and quiet. 17M had lots of noise at my location, and really only heard one QSO, so I stuck with 20 meters and was rewarded with several nice contacts.
With one eye on the SOTA Goat iPhone app, it is always nice to see some SOTA spots.
W4TZM - Tom was activating W3/SV-004 Ritchey Knob in Pennsylvania. He was only 229 here but he gave me a 599.
W2LJ - Larry, the blogging and lunchtime portable legend was calling CQ and I got lucky enough to grab him! He was 449 and he gave me a 559. Larry operates with a Buddistick on top of his Jeep from the parking lot at his office over the lunch hour. He also keeps a great blog at http://w2lj.blogspot.com/. Great to work you today Larry! 2xQRP and 2xKX3 QSO.
K1JD - John answered my CQ - he was sending faster than I liked. John was in Santa Fe, NM and mentioned something about SOTA. I asked if he was on a peak, and he never responded. Either I couldn't hear him or he got tired of me asking for QRS repeats :) 2xQRP and 2xKX3 QSO.
K0JQZ - Frank was activating W7Y/PA-103 Notch Mountain in Wyoming. He was 559 here and he gave me a 559.
KU6J - Eric was activating W6/NS-211 with no name, just a number Pt. 7481 in the Northern Sierras of California. He was a 449 here and gave me a 549.
I would call that a good day! 3 SOTA stations at least and W2LJ who's blog I read everday - can't get much better than that.