Happy Easter to everyone involved in SOTA.
Earlier this evening I did my first 2021 SOTA activation which was Shining Tor G/SP-004. The reason for this being my first SOTA activation of 2021 is because until recently it has not been acceptable to drive the to parking spot of your local SOTA summit. The reason for doing this activation in the dark is because due to social distancing, I prefer to walk past less people so walking in the dark means you are less likely to see anyone else on the walk. When me and my dad Tom M1EYP arrived at the parking spot, we saw 2 groups of people arrive there who were descending and then another 2 groups of people while on the ascent, but no problems with social distancing, after this we saw no one. My dad Tom M1EYP activated this summit on 20m CW where he got 5 contacts and then 2m FM where he got 4 contacts. I activated the summit on 2m FM where the band was very busy proving that those who say 2m FM is dead are wrong, I worked a total of 25 contacts. I have a week off work booked for this coming week so I am planning on night time activations of Gun G/SP-013 and The Cloud G/SP-015 later this week.
G - Association Manager