I’ll keep this just like the activation…Brief.
Firstly, let me start by apologising to the chasers who were looking for me on SSB. It just wasn’t going to happen in the very high winds and hail up there today.
I’d just about given up trying to get the dipole on the fishing pole, however, after some messing about, I managed to get it about 7ft. clear of the ground.
I put out a cq on 145.500 and Karen 2E0XYL came back to my call. Karen, then very kindly spotted me and a steady flow of contacts followed. After just over 20 minutes, I had 16 contacts in the log, the final one being G0NXA Giles, in Tewkesbury. I put out a last cq …nothing heard and so I pulled the plug PDQ.
Today, was most certainly not a day for hanging around.
Many thanks to all who called. Also, my apologies to Bob G6ODU for confusing his callsign. Thanks for the call Bob, it’s sorted now