Just got back from activating SC-003 & 007 and have been looking at my results. Over the past week I had been thinking that my aerial at home had a problem because the bands seemed to have been dead. However, today I discovered that 40M is most certainly dead. Struggled to make any contacts on SSB and only managed to qualify hills by using CW and 2M FM.
Had a strange Deja Vu moment when I was getting ready to walk up Beacon Batch SC-003. I was parked at the top end of Burrington Combe putting on my boots when I realised that 40 years ago I would have been 200 m further down the road putting on my boiler suit and helmet to go caving. Spent many happy years caving and potholing under the Mendip Hills as a club caver and a member of the Mendip Cave Rescue Organisation.
Report blog to follow.