Another milestone passed – carrying the FT-857 system. My shoulders were aching somewhat but I’m okay. I don’t think I’d attempt the WB x 5 marathon just yet but I’m getting there. Looking at the GPS data it would appear I’m back up to speed on the ascent - all the more surprising as I stopped for a while en route to talk horses.
It was great to hear so many familiar voices again but somewhat sad to hear everyone moaning about the lack of 2m SSB activity. Well, hopefully we can help a little with that. There were some good distances worked despite the flat conditions. Notable were G6LKB (Cumbria), G0RQL (Devon), G2BOF and G6XLL (both London area). The latter two – David and Lawrie – have helped me qualify summits so many times when I’ve been backpacking. Thanks, chaps. I did swap to FM in the hope of working Rod on G/WB-020 and we duly completed. Unexpected, however, was a S2S with Colin G8JSM/P on Billenge Hill G/SP-017. That’s not a bad distance on FM.
Next? Well, apart from getting back in the saddle on Sunday there’s a good chance of doing a couple of WB 2-pointers next week – weather permitting.