No doubt about it, I am definitely being spoiled by Alan the farmer on “MY” summit. I payed Alan and his wife a visit to drop in a large tin of gift wrapped biscuits for their Christmas pressy prior to my activation.
Alan told me that he intends to put a special post in on his land, solely for me to bungee my fishing pole to, he even asked me where I would like it to be placed. No sordid comments please.
The activation was to be just a quickie on 144-SSB because of the terrible wx conditions on the summit. I have never experienced both clag and 20 mph Easterly winds at the same time before, I didn’t even know that the two could exist at the same time.
The temperature was a miserable -2c but the approx 20 mph Easterly wind added a vicious wind chill factor and my mind was full of admiration for the earlier activators today on their 2 and 8 point summits. I also have to admit that I underestimated the wx and was cold from the waist down. I won’t allow myself that silly mistake again, especially when we visit Scotland in late January/early February.
As I said earlier, it was to be a quicky activation and then home, so just 10 stations worked using the SB3 and FT-857/7ah SLAB, with 25 watts. The best DX was into Cheltenham and North Devon.
Many thanks to all stations worked and to John GW4BVE for the spot.
Stations worked were…
GW4BVE, G0RQL, G0AOD, G0TRB, M0DFA, M3PXW, G0LGS, M0COP, G8ADD, 2E0HJD.
73 Mike GW0DSP