Firstly, apologies to those awaiting my activation - as you may have gathered, it didn’t go as planned, so chalking that up as a fail…
Had the same issue as you Tom - clock wouldn’t sync to within a second, further investigation needed, as it did from the house WiFi … possibly an issue with the tethering from my mobile?
Rewind to the beginning… Got stuck in roadworks on the outskirts of Lincoln to start with, so was pushed for time before I started, then couldn’t find anyone to ask permission to get to the trig point, so attempted the activation on a wide verge on a road nearby over looking the drop off to the west (lovely view, but ever so slightly exposed!) - bad idea! The wind was horrendous, both in strength and chill-factor and my poor antenna pole was flexed almost to a C’ shape several times!
After several setting up the antenna and several attempts to get the clock synced, I started losing feeling in my hands (& yes, I had gloves!) and didn’t want my pole to snap either, so decided to admit defeat, and pack away to thaw out in the car.
This meant I was running behind for my appointments in the wilds of Lincolnshire and the Fens - which would account for not having much of a signal anywhere I stopped! - and literally went from one to next, even foregoing lunch
Typing this on the sofa, suitably fed and now pink again, instead of blue
Not put me off though, and will be trying again with FT8, and some voice activating again soon.
Thanks again for the support!