Moel Gyw looked like a good choice for my 20th Unique activation on 10GHz. Although the forecast was “iffy” to say the least I decided to give it a try. Two hours yielded five contacts - best DX 166km. The first two contacts (GD0EMG and G8DTF, Winter Hill) were made without talkback. G3Z/p on Brown Clee proved tricky as they had to beam into the hill to get the dish in my direction and I had to beam across CyB. We resorted to CW to complete. G3OHM down near Milton Keynes was an easy contact on SSB and they were amazed that I was just using a horn antenna. G3LRP in Wakefield was another easy contact and brought the tally to 5. I had hopes for a GM contact but none were active. Best DX (nearly) was G4EAT at 302km. We heard each other but did not manage a contact.
Towards the end of my time on the hill GD0EMG was sending a serial number of 37 - quite outstanding for 2 hours on 10GHz.
PS I must commend 10GHz operating. It requires a completely different skill-set to HF/VHF and thus is a great challenge (rather more so than buying a 23cm FM handy!).