Hi Guys just back from activating Will Neck and Staple Hill and what a day it has been!
Some people forget their radios, mics, aerials or morse keys - today I forgot my phone. Not an issue I hear you say but it is when I don’t wear a watch and rely on my fone for the time. I was having to keep asking stations what the time was so I could keep a half decent log. Not that there was much of a log to write. Radio conditions where appalling at the very least although I did manage to qualify both hills. What made it worse was having to revert to good old fashioned SOTA without self spotting (no fone). I was also having to revert to good old fashioned tuning up and down the bands looking for stations as I had no access to Sotawatch (no fone). I didn’t realise how much I used my fone on an activation - scary.
Anyway back to the title of this topic - I had been working a steady flow of European stations on 40 CW when I was called by Mirko S52CU/P for S2S QSO. Unfortunately as soon as he finished calling me the whole world started calling him!!! WHY OH WHY do certain chasers never listen to the frequency before opening their stupid mouths. It was obvious that Mirko was calling me because he included my callsign in the call and added S2S!!! For at least two of the stations this is not the first time I have heard them doing this, though this was the first time it has happened to me directly. Fortunately Mirko called me again and we were able to get the S2S QSO complete.
Anyway rant over blog up later
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