A little stroll up to The Cloud G/SP-015 with Liam on Thursday 27th April 2017, as a result of having nowt better to do. The sky was threateningly grey but thankfully hardly any rain while we were out. Liam still accepted use of the bothy bag though to keep a bit warmer while playing his games console.
My intention was 30m PSK31 and CW, so not sure how I inexplicably alerted for 14MHz. In any case, it was not to be. The connector end of the feeder had developed an intermittent which was impossible to fix, as much as I tried. So no HF.
Instead, I made 3 contacts on 2m FM on the VX7R handheld before descending.
The Harrington Arms at Gawsworth was shut on the way back so we ended up meeting Jimmy M0HGY (on his way home from work) at the Weston pub on our estate. Now to remake the BNC connection on the feeder for the 30m dipole.
Upcoming activations will focus on 20m with the GP and 40m with the dipole which are planned as the HF options for out forthcoming GI and GW expeditions.