OK, I won’t bore everyone with every trivial detail of my G/SP-004 activation yesterday. Suffice to say, it was a long busy day, with some big pile-ups and a degree of patience demonstrated by the chasers, which was a credit to both Amateur Radio and SOTA.
The FT-857 threw a wobbly on the 70cm band and so I abandoned 70cm in favour of the 2m band. Looks like a trip to the Yaesu hospital for the 857, as the problem is far beyond the few brain cells I have remaining.
Anyway, a total of 244 contacts were made on 2m fm and 4 on 70cm fm, making a grand total of 248 for the day.
The number of S2S, /P and /M stations I worked, almost beggared belief, no doubt due to the schools breaking up and a shed load of folk heading off on their holidays…
Suppose I could have stayed longer, however, even the 20Ah SLAB was just about to chuck the towel in (that’s FM for you!) and quite frankly, I couldn’t be asked to connect the H/H to the collinear.
Thanks to everyone who called in, it was my pleasure to work all of you…