Apologies to anyone trying to contact me on 4m fm tonight on LD-041 (Binsey)
Unfortunately the calling channel was being hogged totally by two Irish stations, making it impossible to get anywhere near putting out a shout.
After 1/2 hour of trying to break into their conversation to ask them to QSY, and being totally ignored, I gave up as time and daylight was against me.
Sadly, this also meant that I not longer had the time to use the main ariel on 2m or 70cms, just the handheld.
Will have to try that one again another day.
Many thanks for those that did mamnage to work me on 2m fm on just the handheld.