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Long Mynd G/WB-005 Quick Report


#1

This is only the seconnd time I’ve activated this summit, the last time was with G4XEE/P, he worked VHF and I worked HF. On arriving, I set up the X-300 collinear with guys and attached a piece of wire to the top of it for HF later. This is an extremely busy summit, so I placed the antenna about 12m from the trig point.

I decided to attach the Wouxun H/H to the antenna as there was absolutly no pager noise. As soon as I turned on the rig, I could hear a French station on the calling channel and also someone in Newcastle-upon-Tyne! First in was Stewart G0LGS, who very kindly spotted me (no mobile signal on this summit) and a steady steam of chasers followed. The first thing that struck was the dissapointing VHF take-off, there are certainly a few blank spots from here.

Don G0RQL from sunny Devon popped in with a big signal followed by Phil G4OBK in Pickering. Phil was 5/7 to me but he was really struggling when I went back to him. I pesisted but but with less than 5 Watts from the H/H, he just couldn’t make out the signal report. I could tell, he really wanted this contact. So, being the nice sort of chap I am, I went QRX and connected up the FT-857, stuck 35 watts up the collinear and it was job done :wink: This was quite a hop from Long Mynd, on FM so I guess Phil was really pleased to log this contact. Thanks Phil, made my day too!

Went onto HF to try for a replay of yesterday on 20m, but it wasn’t quite so busy with about 38 stations worked. Nice signal from VE1WT and a much harder contact than normal with Rich N4EX, however, reports were exchanged and his customary spot followed.

Suppose I should have QSY’d to 40m but ended up back on VHF.

Plenty of S2S today, 12 worked 11 SOTA plus a HuMP.

Total of 152 contacts, 39 HF 113 VHF.

Thanks to all the Chasers for a great weekend and to Stewart G0LGS, Pete M1CNL, John G1STQ, Rich N4EX, Jimmy M3EYP and anyone else who took the trouble to spot me.

73s all
Mike 2E0YYY


#2

In reply to 2E0YYY:
Hi Mike

Many thanks for your assistance & patience on Long Mynd yesterday in helping myself & Barry obtain the HuMP to Summit QSO on your frequency. Certainly for me on HuMP G/HCE-012, it was my qualifying contact and Barry’s GW/NW-036 was a new one for me.

Cheers, much appreciated & thanks to Barry too of course!

Jonathan
2E0CTW


#3

In reply to 2E0CTW:

In reply to 2E0YYY:
Hi Mike

Many thanks for your assistance & patience on Long Mynd yesterday
in helping myself & Barry obtain the HuMP to Summit QSO on your
frequency. Certainly for me on HuMP G/HCE-012, it was my qualifying
contact and Barry’s GW/NW-036 was a new one for me.

Hi Jonathan,

I think you were both close to chucking the towel in. But I was certain the contact could be made that’s why I kept the commentary going. It was just a case of keeping your overs going long enough to get the two beams lined up.

Then bingo! Phew!

73 Mike
2E0YYY