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100th unique


#1

I took the opportunity of a little work in Taunton to pop up Staple Hill (G/SC-004) yesterday before driving home. The activation started well with a very friendly “QSO” with a farmer in the nearby North Down Plantation who was very interested in what I was doing and who I’d be speaking to. 2m produced no takers, but 20m got a fairly quick response from Vermont USA much to my surprise on 12W and a short vertical! No other takers, so I tried 40m which was quite busy but heavy QRN. 2 contacts - Italy (quite rare for me) and a S2S with Portugal (just as I was thinking of giving up!). I finally managed to get a 4th QSO with a local station on 2m to seize the point!
When I entered my log I realised it had also been my 100th unique activation.
So quality rather than quantity yesterday. Thanks as ever to those who worked me


#2

Bit late in day for us locals.
Did see the spot but no Joy, 80m might have been better.

Karl


#3

Yes sorry Karl. I thought of 60m, but it was too cold to faff around with the extra coil and counter poise!
I’ll hopefully have more time next time


#4

I’ve scraped the four QSOs together like you describe for several new unique summit activations. Actually, more than several - blinking loads! So I know that feeling of frustration combined with anxiety - and that of utter relief when the 4th comes in - all too well.

G/SC is a lovely SOTA region too. Really enjoyed completing that one on a camping tour with the lads back in 2010.


#5

Well done Andy on the 100th, as long as you qualified is enough,yes perhaps next time on 80 or 60 be pleased to work you on either. 73 Don.G0RQL.


#6

Ya won’t hear me on 60m as yet LOL

karl


#7

Impressive milestone, Andy! I am shooting for 100 uniques, but probably won’t get there any time soon.

Peter KD0YOB