I headed for the hills above Dundalk at lunchtime to put out a CQ on 20 metres CW. I went to the car park beside the old graveyard on the hill, one of my favourite spots. On days like today it really is one of the beautiful places of the earth. The sun was poking out between the billowing clouds and the landscape was lush and green. The Cooley mountains loomed up to the northeast and to the east was the Irish Sea.
Fuaghart graveyard is located in the following grid square: IO64TB. Those who asked for a QTH were given the grid square!!
The following are the stations who made it into the log during my brief half-hour stint:
F6ACV OK1YX I2ZBX R2DO HB9DNB OK1GS DL6MKA S58AL YU7LS OK2KJU DL2HWH G3NWG K4DY DL2HUM LY2PCN RA3AAJ HA8DD OK1TFH F5UHE WF1D
Equipment used: Rig: Icom 706MkII 100w Antenna: Watson Multi-Ranger on a triple magmount.
Thanks to all for the nice contacts.
PS: Any by the way, all contacts were made with a home brew CW paddle very similar to this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmG8FxnIMF4 In fact, it was made from the same block of wood and is extremely similar in design. Must upload a photo of it!