“Winter Fun Evening”? Really cold night, making barely one QSO every three minutes for two-and-a-half hours? Fun? Of course!
51 QSOs on 70cm SSB from The Cloud G/SP-015, using the FT-817 (5w) and the SOTAbeams SB270 antenna, set as the 6 element Yagi.
15 locator squares worked: IO64, 74, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, JO01, 02, 03.
Heard, but not worked: IO75, 86.
Not heard (but usually heard): IO72, 80, 94, JO00 + France.
DXCCs: G, GW, GD, GI, GM.
ODX: Probably one of GI4SNA (IO64), G0GQT (JO01) or GM4GUF/P (IO85).
S2S: Robert GM4GUF/P on Tinto GM/SS-064
My contest entry is somewhat vulnerable to adjudication, as I only have one QSO in 9 of the 15 locator squares! Must take extra care typing this entry in!!
Harrington Arms, Gawsworth, for post-activation drinkies. Fancied something refreshing so went for the Stowford Press cider. Even more refreshing was when the only other customer in there insisted on topping me up, buying me a half! He is a regular, originally from the Solomon Islands, and he and I, with the barmaid, chatted about the Rugby World Cup, and Macclesfield Town’s current superb run of form for half-an-hour or so. A nice end to the evening.