I heard you working another station on their frequency, but didn’t find you again; sorry to have missed you.
I’ve had evenings like that, but its always good when you manage to salvage something.
The weather was generally good for me, except for one gust of wind that seemed to come from nowhere. It blew my antenna etc off the tripod, and then reverted to a gentle breeze for the rest of the evening.
I heard one GM and one PE, but didn’t manage to work either.
Yes, roll on spring - but to anyone teetering, the UKACs are a great opportunity to get contacts on the VHF / UHF / Microwave bands, even if you don’t fancy being out for the whole event.
They are fairly relaxed contests with some longer conversational exchanges to be heard. Lots of light weight portable stations out there, some of which are also on SOTA summits.