Midnight QRP Hike to the summit “Dønnamannen” (SOTA: LA/NL-038) Dønna Island EU-062

We are on Dønna Island near the arctic circle north-west cost of Norway, the month is July 2009.
Started this hike just after midnight and used about 2 1/2 hours to the top. A hard trip with 15kg in the pack pack. Radio equipment I was using was the Icom IC-703 and the Buddipole multiband dipole antenna. Many nice contacts were made, among them was; VA7XX from BC Canada, a distance of 5845 km (3632 miles) all contacts were made with 5 watt output.

73’s from LA3DNA Leif

Summit Information for LA/NL-038 Dønnmannen – 856m, 2 points
Association: Norway Region: Nordland
Latitude: 66 2 50 N, Longitude: 12 23 43 E
Locator:JP66ef

Note: This video shows a trip pre SOTA in Norway to what is now a summit in the program – LA/NL-038 Dønnmannen. This summit has yet to be activated for SOTA as of 28/5/2011.

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