In my haste to try out the newly built MTR from a summit, I placed an Alert with the wrong SOTA reference. I was in fact operating 30m CW from Caer Caradoc G/WB006. My alert suggested that it was a GW summit.
RBNGate took me at my word, and spotted the reference that I had provided. Thank you to DL7URB for questioning it and placing a corrected spot.
I did send the correct reference from the summit, but sorry to any chasers who were misled, please correct your logs!
The MTR was a treat to operate, though I must find a better way to mount the key. At least this maintained the weighting :o) 2013-05-05 17.43.50 | G4AZS Activation of Caer Caradoc SOTA … | Flickr
Fifteen contacts completed.
I only transmitted on 30m as I have yet to make an antenna for 20m, though I did listen on that band and it sounded lively!
I’m thinking of trying a vertical for 20m, which should work out with my 5m pole. 30m would need a loading coil, though. I could make a linked dipole… Indecision! Experiments to follow.
The 2m FM activation which followed was very pleasant, sitting in the sunshine, but marred by the poor performance of the MX5 front end - or lack of. I managed six contacts, including some rag chewing, but I suspect that others called me and were lost in the high cross mod noise at my end. Sorry, must make a helical filter, or acquire a more selective handie.
The walk in and out took me through a field of cows with calfs. Not ideal, as they can be a bit touchy. I explained about the MTR, though, and they seemed mollified :o)