Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My fourth QSO from Pendella (France - F/G4CAF)

The activation of a summit for the SOTA programme requires the completion of at leat four QSOs. Sometimes this is not possible and the expeditioners have to go down and leave the activation for a later date.
I my case the weather was becoming very ugly, as you will see on the video, so I decided to move to the HF bands in order to get my desired fourth QSO, and this is what I found:

A nice QSO with Dave, who was operating as F/G4CAF from Cerizay, on the Atlantic coast of France. Thank you dave for the cherished fourth.
Cerizay is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.
The name Cerizay probably originated during the closing centuries of the Roman occupation. During the Middle Ages the old town centre was situated beside a feudal castle. The last two towers of the castle, along with its 12th century chapel, were destroyed when the present (rather flamboyant) church was constructed in 1890.
The automotive coachbuilder firm Heuliez has its main production plant on the outskirts of the town. They have been involved in the production of various niche models for French car manufacturers. The firm currently construct the roof module for the Peugeot 206CC and build the Vauxhall/Opel Tigra Twin Top.

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