On my activation of Walbury Hill, I did at some time give out the SOTA reference as G/SC-001. My apologies, this should read G/SE-001
I left Henley-on-Thames at 0830z driving the 40 miles in about 1hr 20m. As I was pulling into the car park, I received a phone call asking if I needed my FT-857 as I’d left it on my sisters coffee table. I bit my tongue put my head in my hands and returned to Henley. It was touch and go as to whether I went back to Walbury Hill or went home. I went back to Walbury Hill, now running well over 3 hours late, this coupled with a 120 mile drive, I was not a happy bunny
On reaching the AZ, I noticed Walt G3NYY/P, playing a little radio and we had a nice chat. As I was setting up my Station, Walt came over and joined me.
To start with, trade was quite a bit slower than IO83, however, things picked up as the afternoon wore on. There was some nice contacts on 2FM, including contacts into Essex, Luton, Coventry, Solent, 6 contacts onto the Isle of Wight along with Devon and Wiltshire and an unexpected S2S with M0TUB/P on G/WB-003 Stiperstones.
On the basis of being three and a half hours late starting and a midweek activation, I’ll settle for the 47 FM contacts, from a summit that AIUI, can be quite testing and sometimes difficult to even qualify on VHF FM
FT-857 between 7 and 20 Watts, 20Ah SLAB and the magic wand that is the X-300 collinear.
Apologies for no SSB. A big thanks to all the chasers and to Walt for our very enjoyable chat today.