Sunday 24th July 2016 - The Cloud G/SP-015
Quite busy at the summit so I moved along a bit to a flat grassy area by the cliff edges. Set up my 15m GP antenna. Unlike the previous day, when one solitary signal on the 15m band at home turned into good activity from a SOTA summit, this time the activity level already on the band decreased - by one - to zero!
For once my Mini Palm Paddle and Code Cube was not playing up and was ready to go with my preferred and custom settings. So I set the CQ loop off and sat and relaxed in the very warm weather until something happened.
Just one thing “happened” - when EA1CVZ came back for a QSO on 15m CW. Much more CQ loop CQing didn’t attract any further callers. Actually, I did hear “SP” at one point, but when I responded with “SP?” and “QRZ?” and the like, nothing came back.
Time to set up for PSK31 which after all was the prime intention of this activation. Almost identical results to CW - lots of calling, just one contact, lots more calling, unanswered, and eventually I gave up. That one QSO though was with PP5BBN in Brazil, which was something of encouragement.