Sorry that I was unable to activate NW042/043 on HF this weekend but the wind was far too high on both summits to deploy my HF antennas. This was particularly so on NW042 where I was on my own and had to battle through driving snow to get to the summit from the Ponderosa! Fortunately the snow stopped and the sun came out in time for my descent, making the surface just wet rather than icy!
Thanks to all who worked me, including the 2 ‘summit to summits’ with G6WRW/P and M3YHB/P. Thanks also to those of you who worked Lynda 2W1FKA/P, who was on her first activation and was struggling to cope with all the info required and a different callsign from her usual 2E1!
It was a real thrill to activate NW043 as I used to go up there many years ago for VHF contests with GW4BRA/P and Richard’s group GW4ERP/P, when we had some very good results especially on VHF field day. Richard will know what I mean when I say that I am suprised that ‘The Moon’ has now been built on!!!
Sunday was spent buying new waterproof and windproof gear and taking the 2 ladies in my party around ‘Little Moreton Hall’ as repayment for their assistance in activating NW043 in such bad weather!
73 Mike G4DDL and Lynda 2E1FKA