I have just got back in the shack after my activation of GW/NW-062 and entered my activation log into the database.
What a night, yet again!! These evenings keep producing the goods, every time. I thought that the weather would cause a complete cancellation, but I was wrong.
I managed a total of 45 QSOs with 9 DXCCs worked and thanks to Barry M3PXW relaying the spots to me on 70cms I managed two s2s contacts with Robin GM7PKT/P on GM/WS-339 and Terry G0VWP/P on G/TW-004.
I looked for you Tom M1EYP/P on G/SP-015 after working you /M enroute to your summit, but couldn’t find you I’m sorry. Barry would have relayed to me when you were spotted, but apparently no spots appeared for you, I hope that you had plenty of activity on your summit Tom.
2m was very difficult tonight with severe desensing from the commercial stuff on the summit, I would normally put my beam up flatside to combat this, but wx condx made it impossible to erect both vhf/hf antennae at the same time.
A swift QSY to 5Mhz brought a flood of callers led as always by Alistair GW0VMZ with his crushing 59++++++ sigs, as a matter of fact 60m was as good as I have heard it of late with most two way reports at 59+
A QSY to 40-cw brought a further eight contacts led by Klaus DF2GN, it was really great to be able to give you the single point Klaus after the hundreds you have given me in our CW QSOs, I guess I still owe you a few, hi.
Just a quick message to Lionel F5NEP. Our QSO was good lionel but you still have a serious TX problem in CW. It was difficult to find your TX QRG and your tone is very badly broken up and chirpy, hence the 595 report, I hope you can find the fault soon.
Thanks to everyone who braved the elements tonight, and to the chasers for the many contacts as follows…
M0SGB, M1EYP/M, M3PXW, G3OKA, G4ZRP, G0NAJ, M0JRB, 2E0HDU, M0AAS, G3NPJ/P, G1KVP, 2E0DDD, GM7PKT/P (s2s) G0VWP/P (s2s) 2E0HJD, GW1LDY, GW0VMZ, GD3YUM, G8ADD, G4OBK, G0RQL, M0VEY, G6LKB, G4WHA, M0COP, GM0AXY, GM4YMM, G4GKE, GW4BVE, G0AZS, G4ZCS, G4BLH, M3HTR, G4OWG, G4TRA, GW7AAU, DF2GN, G4ZIB, F5NEP, DJ5AV, ON3WAB, DL7VKD, DJ5KZ, HB9DOT
Tonight I used the FT-857 at 20 watts into a 2 band linked dipole, resonant on 60m and 40m and 2 X 12v@7ah SLABs