This talk of soup prompted me to check my supplies, which are held in the shack as security against family members helping themselves for a quick lunch in the house! They are in sets of three for my 1 litre flask, and if someone takes one, it destroys my system and annoys me greatly!
Anyway, I need to do some shopping, as only one proper activation remains in stock - 3 tins of Baxters Royal Game - a very fine soup. Not sure when this will get utilised as a North Pennines activation later this week will probably be a fairly quick one after a hearty breakfast and well before lunchtime. The next proper outing from home is highly likely to be the Ponderosa Pair - so another non-soup outing, courtesy of the excellent cafe between the two summits.
OK, re the new handie, I was umming and arring about going digital. I liked the look of the Yaesu FT-70DR, but thought that it might be a bit of a “vanity buy” - as indeed the VX7R was back when I got it! In the end I went for the safe and unexciting option of the FT65E.
Then I get an email this morning from the supplier, saying “not in stock”, but that they’ll deliver it to me when they do get them back in stock at the end of the month! So I promptly cancelled, and I’m considering the digital model again.