Well after a longer delay than I had originally hoped for, I finally got around to my first ever SOTA activation today, & only on 2M & 70cm.
I decided on G/WB-004 after seeing alerts from others who might possibly be in range for a S2S attempt, I was not disappointed, in all I managed to log 5 S2S in total, the first contact in my activator log was Viki MW6BWA/P on GW/SW-011 the Sugar Loaf on 70cm & again later on 2M, she sounded quite busy but unfortunately I could not hear some of the contacts she was working.
The furthest S2S for me today was Peter GW1FOA/P on GW/NW-051 at 92KM on 2M, I didn’t think that was bad for my small handheld radio & a wire J-pole antenna.
Other than the S2S’s I struggled to get very many contacts with just 10 in total for the day, still as it was my first attempt I was quite happy not to have a great pile up to deal with.
The weather was reasonably kind, well, at least it stayed dry, if a little cold in the wind & some snow on the ground still, I was tucked into the rocks behind the trig for the activation which was a nice sheltered position & even the sun showed its face briefly which was quite unexpected but welcome non the less.
I had plans to do a second summit but time slipped away from me & so it was just the one for today, but it has wetted my appetite for further SOTA activations.
Thanks to everyone for the contacts today & I wish you all the very best.