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G/LD-049 Today


#1

Hi All,

Many thanks to all the stations I worked today.

WX was great, the sun was warm, wind dropped to nothing, dog was having fun and I worked lots of stations too, it doesn’t get much better.

Having a flat battery after a SOTA is like comming back from Spain after spending all your Euro’s, you know that you’ve had a good time.

Sorry Keith (M1VHT) it was me calling you on 144.310, but the battery was so flat the radio turned off every time I went to T.X.

See you all next time.

73’s

Nick


#2

In reply to G0HIK:

Hi Nick,

Today’s QSO must have been one of the most frustrating I have ever made. You were fully readable Q5 when you were working Steve AAV and then your signal started a slow slide into the noise which was eventually terminal. Reminiscent of 60m! Certainly not the way I like to end a QSO. I was running around 80 watts out to a 5 element by the way. Hopefully have a better contact next time.

73, Gerald


#3

In reply to G0HIK:
Hi Nick,
Great to work you so easily yesterday. Your qro system made for arm-chair copy down here in Cheltenham. Thank you for lugging the extra weight up the hill. Much appreciated in 'the deep south!) I’m sure Don (RQL) agrees.
73,
Frank


#4

In reply to G4OIG:

Well at least we made it Gerald, maybe the battery was failing before I realized and the power was decreasing.
I use a 7 AHr SLA, when I got home I measured it and the voltage was 12.5v I pressume the relative cold had got to it.

Regards

Nick


#5

In reply to G3RMD:

It was a pleasure, it’s always good to work some D.X…

Regards

Nick