Yesterday I was thinking about the activations that I carried out during 2012 and came to the conclusion that while it had been a fairly lean year in terms of the number of activations, the fact that I had been as far north as Westray in the Orkneys and as far south as the Algarve in Portugal made it rather special. Of all the activations one stands out in particular - that on 3rd May 2012 from the Knap of Trowieglen (GM/SI-110) on the island of Hoy, Orkney. On this summit I worked 7MHz CW followed by 144MHz SSB. Timing was a major part of what happened when I got onto 2m as I was fortunate enough to be at the end of a transient duct which netted me several contacts with regular chasers, ultimately producing a 2m SSB contact with Don G0RQL. IO88iu to IO70uv - a distance of 887km. Not a record by any means, but a very pleasing and unexpected contact at the end of several days on the islands with not much to show by way of contacts on VHF.
I wonder what other activators consider their most pleasing contact of 2012. I think I know some of the answers.
73, Gerald G4OIG