Sunday 15th April 2018 - Wendover Woods G/CE-005
I instructed my satnav to go via Aston Hill on my route home from Brick Lane Music Hall, London. After parking up I tried to solicit some potential VHF QSO partners using my mobile rig. I thought this might make for a quick and easy handheld-only activation once I’d made the short walk to the trig point.
Just one station - 2E0ESU - was attracted. Meanwhile, Marc G0AZS surprised me by turning up at my parking spot! We had a natter then walked together to the trig point on Aston Hill, 1 km away from the true summit, but we’ll within the AZ at only 1m lower.
2E0ESU was able to work me with me on the FT70D. Getting subsequent contacts was slow work though not too bad on reflection. I managed to qualify the activation in less than half-an-hour, with Marc himself providing the all important contact, having gone home after I made my second QSO.
Marc then kept me company on 2m as I drove off and out through Aylesbury and towards Bicester. It was great to catch up with a good friend who I had not seen for ages.