Thank’s to all chasers for the QSOs which Terry G0VWP and I completed on G/NP-001 Tuesday. It was a hard day due to the ground conditions. We were delayed by the road conditions, being unable to reach the gate by car at Great Dun Fell due to ice and snow. In addition one of us lost our glasses, backtracked and failed to find them despite following our tracks in the snow. The thick mist and in parts, total white out conditions also delayed our arrival on the summit.
I operated CW on 30m and 20m before going on 2m and for the first time I operated split frequency throughout the activation - listening up between 500 Hz and 1 Khz of my TX frequency. After virtually every QSO I sent my callsign and UP 1. Throughout the activity on 30m I was aware that one station (OE5FSL) was calling me continuously on my own frequency, making copy extremely difficult for the 45 stations I worked on that band. I was aware that chasers were attempting to tell this station I was listening UP to no avail. I did not work this station, and would ask that in future (if OE5FSL reads this) please listen to what is being sent before calling, you may then have a chance of a QSO.
The same goes for others who call out of turn over the top of others when I send a partial call and ? or who interupt by calling when I am still in QSO - as an activator and chaser I know who these few people are and I will not work them until they improve the standard of their operating. It is the same 2 or 3 operators, and as a chaser myself I hear the same calls doing it. Get the message guys? I hope so, and if so I will work you next time if things improve.
Thank you for the spotters efforts yesterday: G4SSH-G4WHA-PB2T-N4EX and also to Roy G4SSH for his useful dial a spot service.
73 and Merry Xmas to one and all