What has happened, why OM0AAO was not heard in this year's first VKVPA? In the morning I set off from 200m above sea level at a temperature of -8 ° C and along the way and increasing altitude I watch the temperature rise to -4 ° C (v 600 meters above sea level).
It's a pleasant surprise, that it is not necessary to use a prepared shovel. It is easy to enter the field road by the field. Where there are only frozen bottles of old snow.
You can feel the frost and wind, but I prepare the antenna and the workplace quite skillfully. Only the anchor pins get a little harder into the ground. I enjoy it rope tensioners. The generator is also running, so I'm going to look at the band and try some QSOs.
Opposite December round VKVPA is immediately recognizable, that the conditions of dissemination are better. I can hear E7 and DL stations in a few minutes, about 9A in excellent strength not to mention. However, the station does not want to key!
I experienced this once before during a frosty transmitting in the past.. The radio station was so cold, that the electronics did not work properly. So I'm moving the heater under my feet like that, to heat the station while looking, whether any blocking is turned on. However, any attempts at functioning were unsuccessful. I disassembled the setup.
On the way back, I stopped at the Poľana lookout tower - the Brestovec lookout tower. There are dimensions in the area Pecková JN88RS where they go from OM2Y, Žalostiná JN88RT where Draho goes from OM3CQF and on the opposite side Veľká Javorina JN88UU with the game OM3KII and a little further Veľký Inovec, JN88AS (OM5ZW, OM4MX):
I fixed the error at home in a few minutes. Two wires were torn off in the microphone connector.