t know why, but Id never activated Hope Mountain before until yesterday. I sought the necessary permission from GW0DSP Mike & headed West.
On the way I activated Raw Head G/SP-016. I don
t like this "hill" at all - too many trees, private land notices, but Id not done it this year so it was worth a point. 24 contacts on 5/7Mhz.
Next stop was Connahs Quay to get my passport stamped. I must have looked hungry as a Sunday roast was provided
Mike kindly drove me up his hill & I set up for HF close to the commercial transmitters. “Interesting” contacts in the log included a GM on Sanday Isl in the Orkneys on 40m & HZ1GW on 20m, an ex-pat Welshman in Saudi Arabia.
A leisurely activation netted 50 contacts on the following bands :-
60m ssb - 14
40m ssb - 13
20m ssb - 9
10m ssb - 4
2m fm - 9
70cm fm - 1
Thanks to the ft857, no CW was needed ;-))
Thanks to Mike DSP for the food amd transport & to Barry M3PXW for the spotting service. By the way, the breakthrough on 2m from the commercial masts is the worse I
ve heard on any hill. Apparently in the new A.R.M. it is going to be renamed Rabbit Hill as theres bunnies everywhere.
73`s - Steve G1INK looking forward to activating in DM/BW wed,thur,sat.