Interesting morning. Chucked it down all the way to G/CE-002 Walton Hill. Met up with G7LAS at the car park and got him to carry the antennas to the summit, well i did give him a can of Diet Pepsi
Turned on the rig and was surprised to hear the VK’s coming in at 0630z. I would have bet my house against that. Got stuck straight in and worked Jonathan VK7JON for my first s2s with Tasmania, it only took eight years. I’d been in touch with Jonathon a day or so ago and we agreed there would be very little chance of an s2s with VK7… Never say never
Next was a s2s with Wade VK1MIC with a very good signal for his 5 Watts.
Next in the log was s2s with Andrew VK1MBE. It’s been a while since we last worked, so I was delighted to log him .My fourth call of the morning was a s2s with my great friend and fellow organiser of the event Andrew VK1AD/P2, with an armchair copy…Many thanks for the chat Andrew!
My fifth call and indeed final VK of the morning was a s2s with VK2WP. After that, it was like someone had switched off the 20m band.
I managed a few more G s2s, G8JSM on Billinge Hill, Tony 2E0HZI, on CE-001, Neil G0WPO, who was drenched on Pendle Hill, SV2RUJ on SV/MC-075.
As I was about to pack up, I saw a spot for Sylvia OE5YYN on OE/OO-330. Tuned up the mighty Antron for 40m and made the s2s. A mention for Ernie VK3DET, he stayed by his rig for ages and when he could here me, he just couldn’t copy my signal report. Such a shame, he was 5/5 my end
Not too many contacts but nice to get two milestones. The VK7 contact was particularly sweet.
I’ve qualified a G summit with four VK contacts quite a few times, however, qualifying a “G” summit with four VK s2s contacts was very special and something I’ll never forget.
Thanks to everyone who took part and made the trip to Walton Hill G/CE-002, great fun.
The picture is historic of Walton Hill, I forgot to take any…