A little O/T I guess, but still SOTA related. I guess a new thread might be worthwhile!
Anyway to start my post, I like the set up Heinz. I remember now that you asked me about the 3 band MTR some time ago, you obviously chose to get one and it seems like you like it! I’ve often admired those SIGG boxes in the outdoor shops! I haven’t checked for a while, but SIGG did some stainless steel stuff a little while ago. My wife bought me a steel bottle as a gift but it rusted after a very short time. SIGG customer services blamed far East production for poor quality and promptly sent me a new bottle from Switzerland. The replacement bottle has been fine. I love the aluminium bottles, I use them daily.
Right, Guru, on to time pieces!
I wanted a Casio Wave Cepter radio controlled watch for years, I told my wife, who promptly got me a Timex radio controlled watch! I ran the Timex for a long time and I still have it (still works too!), I used it as my main SOTA logging watch. A few years went by and my Timex got a bit scruffy looking. My wife then surprised me with a gift of a Casio Wave Ceptor! Apparently the price was too good to miss. I’ve been using the Wave Ceptor for a few years, replacing the battery twice. I replaced the battery myself but now I find that in minus C temperatures, the face fogs up on the inside. Other than this minor issue, the watch has been great and I continue to enjoy it and use it for SOTA logging.
I now have the MTR-5B rig and it includes a real time clock on it’s display. The clock keeps extremely good time, I’m amazed! The days of twisting my wrist to read my watch between QSOs might be over!
73, Colin M1BUU