Number 3 activation from SP-015 this summer, on the way home from work today. Warmer than yesterday, and less wind. Sat in my favourite clump of rocks which affords shelter from any south-easterly wind, which is what it was again today. With the setting sun shining right on it, it was a warm little spot. Stunning views across Cheshire as usual. The railway viaduct beneath, Sutton Common, Shutlingsloe, Shining Tor, Wincle Minn, Teggs Nose, Jodrell Bank, Mow Cop, Gun, The Roaches - wonderful.
My VX-7R suffered PMR QRM again. Not sure if this is coming direct or from the mast on Croke Hill (Sutton Common). Yesterday, heard a Macclesfield cafe mentioned in these PMR communications, but today they mentioned Princess Street, which is in city centre Manchester. I wondered if the Sutton Common mast had anything to do with it because yesterday (and before when experimenting with 10GHz WBFM stuff) I also had Signal 1 96.4MHz breaking through. This comes from the Sutton Common mast.
Anyway, three relaxed contacts on 2m FM, including a chap for whom this was his first contact after 6 years away from amateur radio - he’d never heard of SOTA! Also, one reply to my CQ call on 70cm, resulting in a nice chat. All very pleasant.
No more this week, but maybe next Monday or Tuesday I will have my first go at 40m CW from up there.