In reply to G4OIG:
Good afternoon, all.
Many thanks for your kind words and many thanks to Richard G3CWI for having the vision to initiate this project. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks but great fun.
Yesterday was excellent apart from the strong gusty winds on the ascent which nearly blew me over a couple of times despite me using walking poles. It’s a good thing I was carrying all the extra weight for 3cm!
I called a halt after seven QSOs as I was getting really cold. 90 minutes on the summit was enough. The S2S with Richard was the “icing on the cake”.
Steve. Lead etc. Actually, if I remember correctly, the accepted safe limit is 10mw/sq cm and that is the density of the field exiting the horn so you’re right. Some care is needed, bearing in mind the low and accessible height of the antenna.
I’m sure more will be written of our exploits in due course, but it was great to be part of a couple of SOTA firsts. Thanks, Richard.
73, Richard (The 'ERP one)