In reply to 2E0EYP:
Thank you for all of your replies. It is always a pleasure to catch-up with all of you from a summit or from home as and when time permits.
Hopefully I can do a bit more activating this year and try and get a few more SOTA/WOTA summits for everyone else to Chase or gain a S2S.
I have now purchased an Icom 706 for home so hopefully I can start to catch-up with a few more summits on 2m ssb (albeit vertical) or maybe even HF if I can get an aerial sorted. Still struggling with the latter at the moment as limited in what can be set up. The end fed wire is ok but would not tune on 40m. Trying another set up but doesn’t seem to be working at all well so need to look at a few more options.
For activations I am now using 4m fm as and when time/wx allows on a summit so maybe work a bit further afield on this band too.