Went up to Mynydd y Lan SW-024 last night - it was lashing down when I left work (and my only access to IT technology) so did not post an alert, but by the time I reached the Severn Bridge sun was shining and sky was clear, so I went for it. XYL out too, so couldn’t get her to spot me.
Called for over 1Hr on 2m ssb and FM, not a peep. And lost the bung out of my Sotapole (second one inside a week). Unfortunately did not have HF kit with me - must make it a permanent feature of the pack.
Looking on the bright side, I got to see a fabulous sunset and made friends with the big horse.
I’m going to give it another try tonight weather permitting, you chasers who seem to think there’s not enough of us out there activating better be listening for me…
P’raps I’ll steel myself and try CW, bet I’ll qualify it easily then!
Hope to work some of you later
73 de Paul G4MD