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Night stop Ben Rinnes

de MM0GYX/P

I’m just preparing to go up Ben Rinnes for the night, the xyl’s kicked me out! I said I’m thinking of a camp out on Ben Rinnes tonight, she packed my bags for me, hi.

I’ll be calling on 20 & 40 cw with the KX1, hope to hear some of you before bedtime.

73,
Ian

In reply to MM0GYX:
Thanks very much for the late night unique Ian.
I hope that you can get back in your home tmw - hi hi!

73
Nick G4OOE

In reply to G4OOE:

He had to choose the night I decided to do some SMSbot programming! I finished some prototyping and fired up the production code only to see if spew out a load of spots that had been pending. Luckily the last spot Ian sent was only delayed by 5 mins.

Ian says his new Palm Paddle is “fb” :slight_smile:

Andy
MM0FMF

In reply to MM0FMF:

Hi Andy,

On this occasion it did not matter as I had been monitoring 7032 for Ian to drop down from 20m. I spotted him just after working him.

Thanks & 73,

Mark GO0VOF

In reply to G4OOE:
Thanks for the qsos, I managed to get back in to the qth at abt 0700UT.

It was a good night up on Ben Rinnes, I found some shelter to pitch my tent but the antenna had quite a bend in it.

Managed to get some dx and even a rare contact with some chap in Tomintoul using cw!

Sadly no points for me, I’ve activated this year already. It was just for fun!

73,
Ian MM0GYX

In reply to MM0GYX:

Glad you didn’t append the adjective “excrable” before the word CW!

I really would have expected a stronger ground wave signal from you when I can actually see the hill from my qth, maybe I should have waited for your 40m activity.

Good to work you on your preferred mode

73
Barry GM4TOE

In reply to GM4TOE:
I was going to begin on 40m Barry, but thought I’d give USA the benefit of 20m first.

Thanks for the contact, I was probably a bit generous with the 599, kx1 + Ben Rinnes = very quiet receiver, I had the volume too high! The guys from HB9 popped my ears a bit.

Sadly there was a lot of litter up there, and my bag is only so big. Tourists?

73,
Ian

In reply to MM0GYX:

At least the broken flag stick from the golf course isn’t still in the rocks near the trig point - I carried that down

Barry GM4TOE