Today saw my 50th activation of Hope Mountain GW/NW-062, now regularly referred to by many chasers as DSPs office, hi.
I hadn’t been out for over a week due to the continual winter type wx we are experiencing in the UK, plus the fact that I have been wielding a paint brush and roller.
I had set myself a target of 50 QSOs to mark the occasion and set out for the summit at 12:45utc and was on site and ready to start in very windy conditions at 13:20.
I tuned around 40m cw and came across Al DJ5AA/P on DM/SX-164 for my first contact and first s2s of the day, then QSYd to 60m-ssb on FE, where a further 9 contacts were made.
Following a tip off from Don G0RQL, I made my second s2s of the day with Karl DL2XL/P on DM/RP-322 followed by another 14 contacts led by Roy G4SSH with a superb 599 signal. A quick switch to 30m-cw brought in another 5 contacts.
After the cw I went over to 2m-fm where Mission control Barry M3PXW led a field of 14 more contacts.
Still short of my 50, I tried 70cms-fm where another 5 QSOs were made.
A final QSY to 144-ssb did the trick, Brian G8ADD answered my cq call for QSO 48 (I thought it was 49 but had mis-counted Brian) then 2 more contacts were made, with the 50th QSO going to Ian G6TGO.
I had great fun out there today, with a total of 51 contacts made and a total of 7 DXCCs worked…G,GW,GM,F,DL,HB and HA.
Many thanks to all stations who called in and special thanks to Al and Karl for the cw s2s contacts.
vy 73 Mike GW0DSP