Many Thanks to those who called me during my first SOTA Activation and apologies to those waiting on 2m for me, I ran out of time.
- Take a nice warm seat (if near car park). Sitting on a plastic bag in -2Degs is a little cold.
- Prepare before your 1st activation. Al those little things you think of as you’re opening the front door to leave can make you late. 30mins in my case.
- Headphone splitter so your 10year old son can take the log…maybe not but at least he can listen and both of you can keep your ears warm…instead I used the FT-897’s speaker so he could hear and we both froze.
It was my first time also (you can see a trend of not being prepared here) of using my Buddipole. I’m very impressed. Slapped it up there, hit the tune button on the ATU and within a couple of minutes a booming signal from southern Europe. Almost all 59’s recd/sent, although I was running 50W.
I think myself and 10 year old are hooked! Just need to get him to take his Foundation.