Apologies for the failure to transmit on 40m from GM/ES-015; Culardoch yesterday just after 10:00 hours. It was not an April fool prank!
I found a clear fx (I thought), started transmitting, self spotted (good phone signal, nearby mast was visible on Morrone!) then was swamped by contest stations. Listening to two overseas stations, both @ 5.9, explaining to each other that the frequency was already in use would have been comical if it hadn’t been so cold. I switched to 2m and eventually activated the hill. Coming back to 40m it was still chaotic with no free space on the band.
Culardoch is a fine 900m summit, smooth in profile, the result is no prospect of shelter from the cold north wind, so I packed and fled. Apologies for my lack of fortitude. I activated GM/ES-020 and ES-025 on 40m later that day, where it was somewhat warmer, and the contest was finished. As consolation I hope you managed to collect these later points.