In reply to MW6GWR:
Hello Ricky, I spoke with you on GW/MW-030 1015Z. Previous comments about the need to check connections/continuity are spot on.
A small story - my vertical antenna element is controlled via a 5 wire control cable that is buried (along with the co-ax) in conduit. One day the VSWR went completely wrong on all bands from 40-6m. I spent hours locating the fault. Where the control cable went into the conduit, a vole, or something small with sharp teeth had taken a brief liking to the control cable and had chewed through the cable until it hit the 33v
Don’t worry you will get it sorted out it just takes time. If the front end of your rig was being overloaded on the summit then of course being at home when you check will determine if that was the case.
These situations have been visited upon us all. Please be glad you did not do what I did once in 1983, climb up a summit in Wales (with a car battery before all these modern bat packs) and then found that I had left the rig/antenna co-ax patch lead in the car an hour or so away