Well it all stared on the 24th of July 2003 when my old man called me into the shack to work a man on a hill as he needed 4 QSOs! My M3XTL call at the time was well appreciated!
Well that man was M1EYP and I worked him twice that day and did not think about it for another 6.5 years.
Then in 2010 got a 2m Dipole and an SSB rig and worked some SOTA activators and realized that this was quite addictive!
Since then I have been concentrating more on the activating side of things but at last after 9 years of trying (with a 6.5 year gap) I managed to get my Shack Sloth today. What is more pleasing is that all the points have come from VHF and UHF (50, 70, 144, 430 and 1296 MHz)! A trophy must be ordered, however i note that they only have ‘VHF only’ not a ‘VHF and UHF only’ Could an exception be made??
So I want to say thanks to all that have activated and to Karen 2E0XYL for allowing me to get the 6 points today on 2m FM from Fan Fawr (SW-005)!
So for the future, more of the same I suppose. My approach to chasing is somewhat relaxed, but lets hope the next 1000 is in 8 years at least, rather than the 9!!!