Though I’d take this summit in, on the Llandudno Rally setting-up day, Friday. Unfortunately, this meant no marathon on what was a lovely day with not too much wind. Didn’t even bother with a VHF antenna, simply opted for 40m instead.
Due to space and weight in the motor, I brought along the 6m fishing pole antenna rather than the 10m. Bit of a mistake really as my signal reports weren’t too clever. Worked the 40m chasers and then qsy’d to 15m. Although OK, it was not as good as a week or two ago. Found plenty of SOTA chasers waiting for me on 15m. Played about on 10m and then made one contact with MM0EDZ/MM on 17m.
Worked some nice DX, including, UAE, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Dominican Republic, Namibia, Nigeria, Gambia, the rare PJ4 Bonaire and the very rare KH0 North Mariana Islands. Possibly three or four unique countries for SOTA UK and maybe a couple for SOTA as a whole. Looks like about 40 DXCCs worked, with exactly 100 contacts.
Nice days radio, such a pity I had to go to work… As Mark G0VOF just put it …C’est la vie!
As usual, big thanks to all the chasers and to all the SOTA people who came along and said hello at the rally. Thanks to Steve GW7AAV and Helen GW7AAU for their very enjoyable company, Saturday evening…