While on a hiking holiday recently I was able to activate a number of SOTA summits on the Balearic island of Mallorca (IOTA EU-004). I was there with my YL (Christina) and we had set our sights on Mallorca’s second highest mountain (Massanella – EA6/MA-002). All activations were secondary to the actual hiking, so no routes up were direct and certainly not much operating time available on the summits!
Here’s my recorded route up Massanella:
While I was on the summit I recorded a video which shows the summit in more detail than I can describe using words!
I used 5 watts out from my Elecraft KX3 on the summit. I ran this into my SuperAntenna MP1 vertical, which typically follows me on SOTA activations abroad, because of its small size and convenience.
I only operated on 20m SSB and made a total of 12 contacts, while the YL ate her lunch!
Many thanks to all the chasers!