No, it wasn’t my 1000th activator point (that’s never going to happen!)nor was it my 100th activation (although I have done 70 odd), it was my first activation as a Senior Citizen!
It was my birthday yesterday so what better way to complete the weekend than indulging in my three favourite pastimes, hill walking, amateur radio and contesting.
I went to Moel y Gamelin, NW-042 for the RSGB 4m contest and had a very enjoyable morning. The views on the way up at 0900 were stunning with brilliant sunshine and mist filled valleys, trouble was the camera was at home!
Had 51 contacts (exactly the same as last year from the same site) including four S2S, Roger G4OWG/P on LD-050, Ian 2E0EDX/P on LD-015, Simon M1AVV/P on LD-049 and Keith G8HXE/P on NP-005.
Simon was also taking part in the contest and was putting out a very potent signal.
Many thanks to all chasers who called me and thanks to Stewart G0LGS for the spot (unsolicited btw!)
Hopefully there is still plenty of mileage left in the old legs (and ticker) to do many more activations!
Best wishes to all,