MT - please excuse and advise if this post is deemed unsuitable for the SOTA reflector.
The latest SOTA News alluded to my ill-health. Having had an exercise ecg (a fine torture, HI), it has been confirmed that I have Angina. Running, cycling and hills are forbidden. I can stroll on the flat, but even gentle slopes have to be taken at a snail’s pace. It will be several months before I get my turn for an angiogram, and no doubt some weeks after that before remedial action can be taken. No winter bonus points for me this year, unless I can get Janis (XYL) to become my sherpa.
Some years ago, a second heart attack killed my father, so I have heart disease in the family. I’d like to make a plea to all of you to investigate any heart disease in your families and if there is any, to get checked over. I consider I’ve been lucky - No permanent damage has been done and the condition can be treated, although I recognise that there is a possibility of further problems
The rumour that I’m playing with CW is quite true. I can mannage 12 wpm of machine morse from the computer, but I can’t yet cope with the QRM and QSB of the real thing. I certainly have no chance of reading the real QRQ from the experts. As the weather on the summits can be quite treacherous at this time of year, I would hesitate to try a call to any CW activators - they really don’t want to be delayed by my QRS efforts along with the really massive pile-ups they are getting.
Any chance of a dedicated QRS event next year?
Further info when it becomes available.
Regards, Dave, M0DFA and G6DTN