Set off for Gun G/SP-013 this morning and had no idea there was a lift on the 2m band. Set up the X-300 Collinear and put out a CQ on 2m FM. Dave M0TUB was waiting for me and duly spotted me. After taking a few of the regulars I started to receive some nice DX. A call from Hertfordshire and a nice trip to Epsom Downs followed. There were lots of new call signs entering my log.
I QSY’d to 40m and made about 28 calls and then a spell on 15m produced very little in the way of DX. However, N4EX Rich did manage to find and spot me, he really is a great operator.
As things were so tough on HF, I returned to 2m FM. Managed to work Jenny MW0BET in Llandudno who has been QRT for a couple of years, a call north of the Humber Estuary, a fine contact with Don G0RQL in Devon, M6KJF/M in the car park of Butser Hill (what a S2S that could have been) and then a great contact of about 240 miles with Chris GU3TUX on Alderney.
This was certainly a great day for the VHF Junkies. Shame I wasn’t on G/SP-004, another 800 ft ASL would have been very nice…
Any predictions for VHF propagation tomorrow?
Thanks to all the chasers, also M0TUB and G1STQ for all the spots…