Last one for a while?

The oft-repeated grumble about SOTA activators never doing VHF SSB anymore has resurfaced recently. This despite the fact I alone put on about 200 VHF SSB SOTA QSOs every month as an activator!

But it may be the last chance to catch me doing so tonight, for a little while anyway. I will be QRV, whatever the weather (and it doesn’t look brilliant) between 1900 and 2130 UTC (8pm tp 10.30pm local) on 70cm SSB this evening.

And then on Thursday morning I am off to the hospital to have my long-anticipated brain surgery on Friday. I have absolutely no idea how the recovery/convalescence will work out afterwards, so when I’ll be activating again I do not know. Sadly, the Backpackers on Sunday doesn’t look so viable!

I hope to work lots of chasers, as well as the regular contesters (especially all the Travelling Wave CG members that are on here) tonight.

73, Tom M1EYP

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Hope all goes well. Brain + contest (but mostly brain).

73 Richard G3CWI

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May i be one of the first to wish you a quick and succesful recovery tom and its always a pleasure to work you Best 73.
Dave M3XIE

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Helen and I wish you well and hope to hear you again very soon in the contests and out on the hills.


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Hi Tom unfortunately I am not QRV on 70cm, (yet), but maybe you will be on 80M later.

Good luck with the operation and here’s to a speedy and full recovery.


Victor GI4ONL

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All the very best Tom. We’ll be thinking of you on Thursday (and beyond).

73 de Les, G3VQO

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I won’t be near a radio this evening, otherwise I would have liked a 1st 70cm SSB contact. I’m sure there will be another opportunity to work you before too long.

Very best wishes Tom,


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Good luck with the op’ on Friday.
All the best
Mike G6TUH

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Good luck with the op, Tom.

Here’s to a quick recovery…

73 Mickey

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Best wishes for a successful outcome and a rapid recovery.

73 de Ken In Coventry

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Hope all goes well for you.

73 de Mick M0MDA

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Best wishes Tom,


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All the best for Friday Tom, catch you back on the hills soon.

Steve… MW0BBU.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


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All the best for Friday hope all goes well. Hope that it’s not too long before you’re back on the hills I sure I speak for many that in the meantime you’ll be sorely missed.


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With all best wishes Tom.

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Hi Tom

Wishing you well on Friday and hope you have a speedy recovery…will try and catch you on 70 this evening.
Best wishes from Russ and family.


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Best Wishes Tom. Hope to see you on the spots page again before long


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Your VHF SSB contesting QSO’s will be sadly missed by some during your convalescence

I hope all goes well Tom, all the very best and a speedy recovery.

73 Graham G4JZF