In reply to N1EU:
Barry, you were fb copy this morning on 20m. I was quite pleased with the propagation today.
I was on RAYNET duty providing coms for a 3 leg mountain relay race. I’ve done the same checkpoint (G/LD-011) for the last 3 years for this annual event, however I’ve never had the chance to qualify the summit for SOTA. I was determined to bag the points this time, so I woke up in my frozen tent at 03:20UTC and set off on the 2.75 hour walk-in in the dark! I managed quite a good session on 40m before I went on duty. Because the WX was so good today, I stayed at the summit after my duty and went on the hunt for DX contacts on 20m. Thank goodness for my MTR it’s a fantastic performer and really lightweight, I wouldn’t have fancied carrying my FT817 with me today!
It’s a shame the MTR won’t work on 12m, I’d quite like a go on that band. Looks like I need to cut a link in my dipole, it only goes to up to 17m at the moment, although it seems to do well on 15m using the entire 40m elements.
I agree that the higher bands perform very well for SOTA, I’m certainly having lots of fun above 40m!
Many thanks for todays QSO, hope to catch you from my next summit.