Well anyone who took the trouble to activate a summit today, must have come down with a nice tan …I certainly did!
Met G1STQ at the trig point as arranged and that’s where it all started to go wrong for him …you really couldn’t make it up! Anyway, no doubt, he’ll be along to tell the tale a bit later.
There seemed to be hundreds of portable and mobile stations dotted all over the country due to the plethora of contests on VHF, so trade was brisk.
I started on 2m FM then had a quick look at SSB. There was plenty of DX on SSB, I worked a couple of GMs before qsying back to FM. Trade was steady all day with contacts as far as North Yorkshire and down to Stratford-upon-Avon with Walt G3NYY/P even further south IIRC. However, a really nice contact with Steve GD7DUZ from his home QTH, on the IOM made my day. This was the first time I’ve ever worked the IOM on 2m FM from any summit, but from Gun, this must be a exceptionally rare.
There were a few S2S to be had M0RCP/P on Pen-y-ghent, G4ASA/P Dave on G/SP-002 Black Hill, who was on the verge of topping himself until he made the 2m S2S contact with me, that was necessary to qualify the summit. Also Brian, MW6OXO/P on GW/NW031 working the contest.
Bottom line 101 contacts logged all 2m.
Of course, helping G1STQ, probably cost me another 250 contacts, but hey, what are friends for
73s and a big thanks to all the chasers…