In reply to G0VWP:
Yes, 73 Terry; glad you got the QSP. I could just tell you were transmitting but nil readability, as would be expected between our respective locations, neither of which have a lot to recommend them in the ‘ASL Dept’ and with the Yorkshire Wolds ‘sticking out’ in between.
When I contacted Chris on 2m, he told me that he had packed the 4m aerial away but not before hearing a signal on 4m at 10:20 BST. When I checked the time, this was my CQ call on 70.450 but I heard nil in return. Apparently, Phil G4OBK was away in Leeds, so couldn’t join the ‘party.’ Phil may have been Chris’s ‘best chance’ from TW4 on 4m, on a rig that Chris has had converted for some time but as yet has not made a single 4m QSO.
4m FM is not ‘overburdened’ with ops. My son Phil (G0UUU) & I have ‘put (NP area) summits on’ a few times in the last 12 years but never managed more than a handful of QSO’s even from 2000ft plus. Our super reliable 4m AM/FM op around here was G3HFW, Ernie in Cayton. His rig was never switched off. Sadly he passed-on about 3 years ago, leaving the band empty in this neck of the woods, at least.
To Chris: Keep trying; better luck next time!
73, John G4YSS.