So for the very first time, I tried using ON4KST chat on my phone to sked some QSOs to potential new squares. I managed to get some (time-consuming) dialogue going - but no actual success in working a new square! In GM I got IO75 and IO86. I tried meeping a station in IO85 but didn’t get any response. I looked for you on the list on stations on KST Barry, but couldn’t find you.
Anyway, 67 QSOs. Squares worked: IO51, 61, 64, 74, 75, 81, 82, 83, 86, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, JO00 and 02. I did hear IO71, JO01 and JO03, but couldn’t hunt them down. There were plenty of other bonuses out there too, but I never found them.
Good job it was a mild and still night as I forgot my jumper, so just had my jacket. I was pretty tired after doing a very much longer walk - a superb circuit on the edge of Macclesfield, taking in Higher Fence/Swans Pool, Lark Hall, Eddisbury Hill, Tegg’s Nose, Higher Blakelow, the Macclesfield Canal and the Puss In Boots pub - with Marianne and Liam earlier that day.
Yeah the wx was bobbins on Tuesday, and my 70cm antenna was broken - so I went to the match instead.