I don’t do a lot of 2m FM, but did a bit after the VHF contest today. It was easy peasy. 13 contacts in 13 minutes. I could have gone on and made a load more, but it was getting very cold, very windy and very dark, and I wanted to go home for my tea. But I can safely conclude that rumours of 2m FM’s demise are well wide of the mark. If anything, it is easier and more active than in those so-called “golden days” of SOTA 5/10 years ago.
Before that, it was the 4th and final session of the RSGB Xmas Cumulatives. Today’s results in that were:
6m: 9 QSOs, 6 mults (G, GW + IO81, 82, 83, 91) = 54 points
2m: 31 QSOs, 20 mults (G, GD, GI, GW, GM, F + IN99, 73, 74, 75, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 91, 92, 93, 94, JO01) = 620 points
70cm: 6 QSOs, 5 mults (G, GD, GW + IO74, 83) = 30 points
A pleasant and enjoyable series of contests - I might even be persuaded to miss the Boxing Day footy to take full part next year.