Just a quick summary about this weekend’s activations. I had some spare time on Friday afternoon so I thought I’d get some more calls in the log before the weekend started.
Friday, I concentrated on 2m FM and 20m CW. Nice to get S2S with M0KPW/P, MW0JKS/P, M7BIA/P with 74 total QSO’s. Kenwood THF-7E 5 watts home-made slim Jim and K2 10 watts and dipole for 20m.
Saturday’s weather was also good but with less wind, really nice sitting back in the chair watching buzzards flying by overhead whilst activating. Same setup as the previous day except I used my 66’ doublet.
S2S with MW0PJE/P, M0NOM/P, 2W0GNZ/P, EA8/HB9HCS/P and right at the end AC1Z on W4V/HB-030, a summit I’ve driven by several times over the years but never activated. I had closed down but saw Bob spotted, so switched the K2 back on again and made the S2S. 43 QSO’s total, a mixture of 2m FM, 30m CW, 20m & 17m. Best DX was NW7E on 17m CW.
Sunday’s weather was also sunny but windy. I changed my operating location slightly utilising a dead tree trunk to support my 40’ pole. The surrounding trees had been cleared which afforded a more RF friendly location.
I was just setting up when I heard Ben GW4BML/P on NW-013 2m FM, (later on NW-028 then NW-010 when home). Other S2S were CT2IWW/P, MW0JKS/P, EI6FR/P, SP9MA/P, GW4VPX/P, MW7BIA/P, DL/HB9BCK/P, OE5REO/P, DL/HB9EVF, G6WBS/P & MW7RJO/P.
I tried the higher bands but they did not seem to be in good shape, I managed a couple of contacts on 15m, otherwise I was jumping around between 40, 30 & 20m. I did a brief stint on FT8 on 20m too. 75 altogether in the log today.
Nice to work a few callsigns that I’d not worked for some time.
I noticed quite a few callers logged me /P. When I applied for the SES callsign I had to specify a single location for the duration of the event. So, no need for me to sign /P.
Thank you for those that called me this weekend, I have just got next weekend left to use GB2OTA, will do my best to be as active as much as possible next weekend. 447 in the log so far.
73 Roger GB2OTA (MW0IDX)