Topic: New activators on The Cloud G/SP-015
…and a couple of days later, there was an old activator on The Cloud G/SP-015. I was a nice sunny albeit breezy afternoon as I left work at 4.25pm local. Like yesterday, I had the same idea to start a bit of Summer term Cloud Hopping on my journeys home from work. Yesterday I bailed out, becoming overcome with lethargy and indifference as I drove northwards from Stoke-on-Trent. Today I actually made it to the parking area on Cloudside, which, strangely for a weekday, was almost full. I grabbed the last space.
My 817 was by now in the shack at home, but still in the car were my VX-7R and Jimmy’s VX-110 left from Sunday. They hadn’t been recharged since Sunday, but I figured that if one ran out, I could switch to the other. I wandered up to the trig point without the usual array of rucksack, poles, boots, food or drink - just myself, trainers, fleece, a handheld in each pocket, a pencil and a scrap of paper.
I sat on the trig point base and self-spotted. I called CQ and immediately got calls from G3CWI and G4NGV. Then it was 2E0BKW, GW0DSP and GW7AAV. Another call produced what sounded like the beginnings of a pile-up, led by a station ending ‘TT’. As I went back to him, my VX-7R ran out of charge. I quickly got out the VX-110, but was disappointed to find that Jimmy had left it in the ‘on’ position and the end of his descent on Sunday, hence this was powerless too. I submitted an apologetic QRT note on SPOTlite and returned to the car. Probably as well, since I had some reading and spelling to get stuck into with Liam when I got in. (I wurked hard and aim doin kwite well now).
Expect to hear more teatime transmissions from Bosley Cloud through the summer.
And is there anyone else out there that worked M3RXX and/or 2E0BAX on Sunday?