Just to say a big “thank you” to all those stations who read the reflector and alerts and who took the time and trouble to call me today.
Conditions were extremely testing to say the least, a fact borne out by the pile of papier mache in front of me that used to be my log books!
The temptation was to leave the summit after a couple of hours, however the non-stop contacts and the words of encouragement spurred me on and I stayed until 1530 hrs.
This really is testament to a remarkable hobby, the way people put out the word I was perched on SP-004 and asking stations to call me.
Anyway, for those who are interested in the figures, the final haul was just over 150 contacts, all on 2 Metres. I’m sure you’ll all agree, this is a wonderful result solely on the 2 Metre band, in such harsh condition and the time of the year.
All the contacts were made on my FT-857 using 7 Watts and my home brew dipole and SLABs.
The SLABs held up remarkably well in the cold conditions, the 12Ah was virtually flat, but the 9Ah still seemed to be performing well.
Don’t forget… The beam is dead, stick with your dipole
Once again, many thanks to all …
A very cold 2E0YYY.