I often wonder what is the magic between a SOTA summits and newly licenced Foundation call sign holders.
I’ve lost count of how many M6 call sign holders who have told me I’m there first ever call …especially from G/SP-004. Maybe, when they hear a pile-up it gives them the courage to pick up the mike.
There have been four or five full call holders, who had been QRT for years that have called me on a SOTA summit, who have told me it’s their first call in umpteen years.
Good luck to Wayne M6AZY who plucked up the courage to call me on GW/NW-061 Y Golfa, for not only his first ever contact, but a nice SOTA summit into the bargain.
Apologies to the Chasers wanting to work me on HF from GW/NW-061 Y Golfa, but I was washed off, blown off and hailstoned off the trig point along with most of my equipment which got drowned
Thanks to the chasers who made it on VHF.