Today we (XYL & I) climbed and activated Scafell Pike LD001, multiple objectives achieved:
A great day out in the lakes, on the hills enoying great scenery and views
A climb to the top of Scafell Pike the highest summit in England
A 10 point SOTA activation on my hand held vhf Tx/Rx (5W) with half wave whip
Short, friendly exchanges with 12 chasers half of whom were old SOTA friends
With my limited kit, I’m sure that many chasers were denied a QSO Opportunity - just as I didnt get a QSO from the many chasers who had better things to do than to be listening out at 1330 UTC today (Sun 27 Jul) - but who cares, getting QSOs is matter of happenstance, coincidence, luck and sometimes prior planning.
No apologies are required from the chasers who were elsewhere and none is offered to those who couldn’t pick up my small radiated signal. My equipment is whatever I choose to buy and use - then I make the most of it for my own and others enjoyment.
Being able to enjoy two of my major enthusiasms at the same time is a great thing - long may it continue in an atmosphere of supportive friendliness and technical discourse.