Steve G6UYG operating via the MB6SY (Shrewsbury) node, and myself M1EYP operating via the MB6SO (Macclesfield) node just successfully accessed the SOTA Room 44050 and had a chat in there.
I’ll be active in the SOTA Room on The Cloud G/SP-015 later - probably around 1630 UTC. For SOTA-valid operation, I’ll be QRV on 20m CW, 20m SSB and 2m C4FM (simplex).
There are five memories for WIRES-X rooms on the FT70D, and I have now just set mine to:
- SOTA 44050
- GB7FF (North West Fusion Group) 41134
- CQ-UK 27793
- SOTA FRIEND CAFE (Japan) 22603
- VK2RFG 24327
The first four were obvious choices. Looking around for something “interesting” to enter into the 5th memory, I thought something in VK might be nice, and noticed that this one had linking to the DMR network. Whether that will prove to be of any actual use remains to be seen of course. If something else SOTA-related comes to my attention, it will probably go into memory #5.
I’ve also been reviewing the Canary Islands Fusion nodes / WIRES-X facilities. Not really a lot there that looks viable, but I did spot EA8/G0JUL, Las Brenas, Lanzarote as an active Fusion node with WIRES-X - so I’ve added that to my FT70D channel memories ahead of flying out there tomorrow.
Pleasing developments and progress I feel.