Winter Hill Activation Report:
I had decided to use HH only for this one as it was only 1 point and weather was unpredictable as usual. Got stuck in traffic on Motorway and coming thro Bolton so thought I was late by the time I reached AZ. I discovered later I was 20 mins early as I had alerted for 10.30 and not 10.00.
Any way parked in spot recommended by Richard and just enough room for one car, Summits all covered in Heavy Mist but dry when leaving car. half way up clouds descended and left me with no Descent view!! Rain came down just as I passed the little house with no roof on to left of path. continued to Fence and decided to hang my bag up and go for it looking over Bolton in the Mist. 13 Qso’s and my Battery running out and after swapping to slab. I shouted my last QRZ call and silence. This made me decide on a rapid descent and get a Brew and Butty in Bolton. ( Never bothered in the end and just made for home instead.
Anyway to go back to title “I learned a couple of things today that Activators should not do!!!” Shall I keep you guessing? Hi Hi.
Don’t leave your Squelch on so high that you are not getting weak stations which may give you your first four Contacts or even after that!!! In the words of Captain Mainwaring “You Stupid Boy!!” Thats me today and nearly missed a good Mobile contact with 2E0BTX/M I will think more next time round!!
Dont start having a RagChew when activating if you have Chasers waiting for you!! Yes I was enjoying playing Radio and started have a right waffle !!! Stupid Boy Twice today.
To Finish , Thanks for all who gave me calls today , as usual they have been logged and much appreciated