I only spotted this now when reviewing the log for today’s activation on The Minch Moor SS-133. Apparently that was my 250th activation. I was blissfully unaware of this when choosing SS-133 for today. The Minch Moor was one of my 1st activations when I was just starting SOTA. I can rememeber all those years ago (27/12/2006) thinking just how hard can 2x 2pts summits really be. Well for someone who had just started exercising the answer was very! I was driven on by the reward of getting to play radio and the novelty of having my own pileup. Since then, I’ve always tried to activate SS-133 around this time but sometimes the WX has put the kybosh on that. Once more today I was accompanied by my long suffering XYL so there were bonus glamour points for all who worked me
With lots of other non-SOTA activities during the Christmas period we didn’t have too much time to spend so it was a bit of a smash and grab on 60m only. Had I realised it was #250 I’d have put a bit more of a show on. But still I’d like to thank everyone who called in today. 0DX was Terje LA8BCA. I’m always wary of working on 60M and not using FE, there was a net going flat out on FE when I became QRV. I was able to spot myself on FL and so drum up a few chasers. I think special mention is due to the net on FE at the time. They were experts at holding that frequency, sub-femto second gaps between overs and at least one of them must have been breathing through his ears to be able to speak for so long non-stop. He put G3LEQ to shame
Thanks to everyone who has worked me on the last 250 activations. Your support is noted and very much appreciated.