Quick report on todays activation of GW/NW-042.
This was a joint activation with Mick 2E0YYY.
Mickey had decided he wanted to work HF which gave me the opportunity to work 2m.
Early start from my QTH (Mick was on time today - there is a first!) and an easy drive to the Ponderosa. Copious amounts of diesel later we arrived and the thought of Mick paying for a bacon sarnie meant we first went into the cafe for breakfast. Mickey was no-where to be seen when we got to the till. Doh! My wallet is getting very thin.
The weather was great this morning with the sun shining as we left the car park on a very depressing walk. Depressing due to the nature of the climb, decent, climb, decent, climb to get to the summit of NW-042 and due to the near constant moaning eminating from one short person once again carrying far too much stuff.
Set up, got a spot on and straight into trade on 2m ssb.
Switched to FM and trade was very brisk here too. Finished off after a couple of hours playing radio with a bit of time on 70cms.
Around 40 stations worked and 2 S2S aswell:)
Thanks to all stations worked and I am sorry if I missed anyone.
The walk back towards the Ponderosa (steep in places) was much quieter than the ascent…until I realised that Mickey was 50 yards behind me…
A very enjoyable day and I know that Mick will be on here to tell of his activation also.
Thanks again to all,
Until the next one (hopefully Friday)