Sunday 27th Sept: 1.5 deg C at the start of my walk up, which was a tad chilly but I soon warmed up, arriving at the top just under an hour later. Blue sky, sun and hardly a breath of wind. Two walkers arrived as I was setting up - “Is this short-wave radio? We’ve met guys like you on other summits”. After they left I had the hill to myself for the rest of the day.
I started on 40m with a good run of contacts including one S2S with S56KVJ/P, then moved to 10m which opened briefly to Italy and Spain. Dropping to 20m brought another good run including 4 S2S. A check on 2m gave a contact with GC4TTA/P in IO73. Then on 20m I had my longest SOTA DX yet with VK2WWV. Just before talking to Brett I had a S2S with Craig 2M0LXX/P who was running 5w and then he also made it with Brett after I finished! 40m brought two more S2S and I finished the day with another short run on 2m culminating in a very nice QSO with OY9JD, Jon. The icing on the cake was a quick QSY to 70cm with Jon giving me my first QSO ever on that band. 56 contacts for the day, with 8 S2S. A happy man descended.
Trig point is within the stone shelter