Apologies to all those who tried chasing me on G/NP-028 - Rumbald’s Moor on Thursday 30th March
I’d just bagged 18 CW QSOs on 7mhz before calling CQ in vain.
I QSY’d to 14mhz and had just got going with 6 QS0s when I had to close down…Although I was well sheltered by large boulders and by a large umbrella from the sometimes heavy showers , my Venus SW-3B started cutting out and sending QSD. I had to close down then.
Its done it once before so it obviously does not like damp/wet weather
My last QSO was DL4FDM @ approx 1540 utc.
I actually had to look up QSD … "is my keying defective? I think that applies to every CW activation I’ve done. Good job I don’t own a SW3B.
You’ve worked me a few times Gerald - Your morse & operating has always been fine by me. Its people who can’t send their own call properly that cause problems for me.
Well I prefer a straight key which with the gradual onset of arthritis can make things a bit erratic at times. Thankfully not usually in the callsign department, though the temptation to sign GM4OIG from home after a few days activating in Scotland is very real.