I wouldn’t mind but this was my second attempt to activate The Cloud already in the day. Earlier, as I was driving there across from Gun G/SP-013, I had a call from the XYL advising me to go straight home.
It was a case of third time lucky. I went to the football match that evening - an entertaining and attractive game between Macclesfield Town and Newport County that finished 1-1. I then drove back to The Cloud G/SP-015 and ascended with my headtorch - and full pack!
The 30m band was open between local 10.30pm and midnight, but I couldn’t get a single reply on CW. The RBN was spotting me in most places on the planet though!
Going on FT8 and there was loads of DX going begging - or so it seemed - PY, YV, 5T, CO, HI etc. I managed to work just one US station plus four Europeans. At midnight I needed to pack up and go home - school in the morning…