Did my 43rd activation of NW-051 this morning for the RSGB 70cm Low Power Contest.
Many thanks to all stations who called and especially those who made the effort even though they didn’t have an antenna designed for this band!
Prize for perseverence has to go to Mike G4BLH for digging out his 70cm beam and then holding it aloft inside his house in order to make the contact!
Thanks to Nigel 2E0NHM for supervising the contact and congratulations on attaining your Superslothdom.
Most unusual contact was with G0IAY/P who was trying out his new FT817 from inside a Travelodge near Hyde. Surprisingly good signal with just its rubber duck antenna.
Activity in the contest wasn’t brilliant and I worked 35 stations in all - best DX being G0VHF/P at 337km.
Best wishes to all,