We’ve had weeks of glorious weather so when I realised I’d be able to get out in the hills today I thought I’d do my first activation in a year. I chose Cracoe Fell G/NP-032 which is quite local. Of course, it was just my luck that there was a little bit of rain forecast but I wasn’t going to let that worry me. As I got near to the top the drizzle and low cloud came. At the summit I set up the EFHW and then the heavens opened. Oh well, a chance for lunch while I waited for it to pass. And then one of the loudest claps of thunder I have heard. Since lightning, aerials and hills don’t mix well I quickly lowered the antenna and made my way down.
It wasn’t a complete waste of time. I enjoyed the walk and I’ve realised a few things with the antenna that could do with improving.