Just a massive thanks to all the chasers that worked me today on my Mountain Goat activation!
Dave M0MYA, Geoff 2E0BTR and John GW4BVE all headed up to the summit of High Vinnals (G/WB-012) where it all began for me 5.5 years ago.
Weather wise, conditions were perfect, clear blue skies, no breeze and blazing sunshine!
Plus the radio was like the good old days’ when i first started on SOTA! I got into double figures on 2m SSB, this rarely happens and yet it’s such a good band!
Dad, G4OYX was the 4th contact in the log, rather befitting really as he was the man that passed the G8XYJ callsign down to me.
All 4 of us enjoyed a Beer (Ludlow Brewing Company - Ludlow Gold for me) and yesterday I even managed to bake a Victoria Sandwich, this was consumed with a cuppa’ tea afterwards (thanks Dave :))
Cheers Rob G7LAS for the Porter (my surname) beer! Cheers John MW0XOT for the S2S today! Thanks Stewart G0LGS for being my most worked chaser over the years! There are too many people to thank, RQL, TRB, JZF, BVE, MYA, BTR, YYY to name a few.
So what is next for me, well the immediate target is to try and activate all the South and Mid Welsh Hills, have a dabble at HF and possibly try and get up to 1000 points exclusively on 4m!! However I think I am going to find it hard to let the VHF go after doing 1000 points on it.
Still, it has been a wonderful 5.5 years. If you forget all the politics then this truly is such a fantastic aspect of Amateur Radio. I urge you to get on them thar’ hills and enjoy yourself, don’t let other people put you down, haters are always going to hate.
73 and cheers all