Decided to make an early start in order to catch the /M stations on their way to work/skool run. Bad move as the wx was pants. Never mind! Trudged up to the summit only to find myself soaked with that 'orrible fine misty rain that drowns everything. To make matters worse, I caught one of my trainers on a rock and the upper, parted company with the sole…just my luck
As the WX was so foul, I went with the Wouxun H/H for 2m, on the collinear, as I didn’t really fancy getting the FT-857 soaked. Plenty of chasers about and I was kept busy for just over 3 hours.
As this was supposed to be a 15m activation and the WX had cleared up, I went qrx to set up the Antron-99 for the 15m band. It was clear from the start, with no sea water and the band not as good as last Fridays Llandudno activation, every contact would have to be earned
Called SV1BHF to see how the band was and he gave me a good signal report. I put out a CQ and G6LUZ came back to my call. He was followed by W2QE, who is virtually CW only. Thanks to G0RXA for the contact, the spot and putting me on the cluster. There was a total of twelve UK stations worked on 15m.
Other contacts included Japan, USA, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa, A61LL The President of the UAE and some other European stations…Oh and thanks to Karen for the S2S from G/SP-003.
Total of 86 contacts for the day.
Nice to meet Andy M0FMF and Brian G4ZRP on the summit. Thanks to Andy for the loan of your H/H to make the S2S with Karen.
Thanks to all the chasers…