When the boss phoned on Friday afternoon asking could I come in early on Monday and go home early I jumped at it like a shot.
Decided to go for nigg hill as it’s only 20mins from work in the wrong direction. As I’d been before I knew what to expect, it’s a good one if you don’t want to walk far. On a summers day I’m sure you could do it in 10mins, but with some deep snow in places I took a little longer. In fact I probably took longer to untangle the 40m dipole once setup I had it activated quickly on 2fm but the qrm on 40 was pretty dire, all the signal reports were decent but some struggled to hear me over the noise. I worked as many I could until the battery died.
A few lessons learnt. Don’t expect a 2.8AH sla to last long if nattering on fm and then think you’ll have loads left for hf ssb Also the resonant dipole is far batter than the prowhip vertical antenna plus atu.
All in all a good afternoon on the hill but wished I could have stayed longer.
Update: With the log done i see i worked 21 stations in an hour of operating. No too bad considering i spent half that calling CQ over the qrm thanks again guys, hope to be out at the weekend somewhere claiming my 100pts!