As soon as I setup the HF antenna we heard the clap of thunder East of us. I was pretty sure the storm was moving East (it was) but there was another cloud forming to our South and moving North. Our time was limited.
There was also a significant solar event that shut down HF communications for the duration of our activation. Lynn made one HF QSO on 40 meters with W0VB who was using ground wave from Buena Vista Colorado. All other QSOs for Lynn and I were done via VHF.
All in all we had a good time despite the challenges.
|Lynn making her way up!|
|Notice the blue sky|
|More clouds than a few minutes earlier|
|Rain to the East of us|
|Clouds to the South of us|
|Getting a bit worse|
|Lynn's spot went in but no callers|
|Lynn heading down|
|Storm moving towards us on the way down|