Apologies to anyone waiting for me on 3.666 ssb this afternoon when I was on Pendle Hill. After stretching my legs I plugged in the links on my dipole & tuned up around 3.666 MHz. That frequency was busy with strong continental stations so I started to look up & down the band for a clear frequency. Maybe it’s the superb low noise level you get on a summit compared to my shack at home but I could not find a clear enough frequency anywhere in the entire phone portion of 80m!
I even looked at 160m, but could not tune the aerial on that band, I went on 40m & found a clear frequency at the top end around 7.185MHz but by that time the light was fading & It was definitely getting colder so I reluctantly decided to pack up & make my way down.
This of course means I have a good excuse to activate Pendle again to give those that do not hold 60m NOV’s a chance of working me.I will try to be on summit a little earlier next time
Once again, my sincerest apologies.
I will post a short report later.