Sunday 6th November 2016 contained a further 14 hours of the Marconi 2m CW contest. In fact as I type, there’s still over an hour left! What’s more, I had up to 3 hours and 56 minutes of operating time available. Well not really; I needed to be back home in time to change, load the car and get on the road to Blackpool for a gig with Mr Longthorne. Still, without an alarm, I found myself awake before 8am, so decided to go and do another couple of hours at least.
Winter has arrived. It was really cold on The Cloud summit, and snow was falling for a spell. I found myself repeatedly disappearing into my bothy bag for a little respite from the biting cold. Anyway, today’s results were:
14 contacts on 2m:
2m FM: 4
2m SSB: 4
2m CW: 6 … taking mt 2m CW contest total to 23, including yesterday’s QSOs.
Best DX this morning was ON7RY/P in JO20ti. Another highlight was a long rag-chew with Matt G8XYJ on 2m SSB, mainly about bass guitars and amplification!
I was going to stay for another half hour, despite the unpleasant cold wind and worsening rain/sleet. However, this happened…
…end of activation. #SOTA mode OFF #GIG mode ON