In reply to MM0TAI:
Hi Adrian, I wonder if you had a mobile phone with you that is capable of recording video or sound? I was in a similar position to you on my first SOTA activation, which was totally unplanned as I only intended saying Hello to Rick M0RCP at the bottom of Pendle Hill & I ended up at the summit while waiting for him.
I had a 2m / 70cm handheld & also took my Yaesu FT290R, as well as a 2 Litre bottle of Diet Coke a motorbike helmet & 14 bags of Hula Hoops in my rucksack. As I said, totally unplanned! Hi!
Anyway, I had no pen or paper so I used my mobile phone to record the activation so I could log it later. I was sat down on the sheltered side of the trig point with the FT290 tucked in my jacket. I rested the phone on top of the radio & this worked perfectly. In fact when I listen to the recording I doubt I could record something so clear at home, let alone in a gale & cloud on top of Pendle Hill Hi!
This was perfect for transcribing the log from as I made sure I repeated any reports or callsigns.
I have been clearing some files from my website but the video is still online if you want a loook. It was also my first attempt at embedding video in a webpage & as it is a Windows media video so it may not work on your computer.