I worked G4PGO whilst I was on Moel Fammau NW-044 SOTA in filthyy weather today. DH3 then DH2 UHF DMR. My first simplex on that mode… Its been SO LONG since I last did an activation the notebook I took with me has an entry for 2006 in it, and someone has discovered a previously unknown entrance to the folly on the hill for goodness sakes!
Totally forgot to take photos of the fog and howling wind.
Not a bad list - 2m ssb was powerful quiet at first but then a mini pile up occured. Eee it took me right back. For a while I’d expected to go to FM but by the end of the list I wanted warmth instead…
G4ERQ SE Cheshire 52miles if qrz.com up to date
M0ICR 160miles away Middlesex
G1KAR/p 226miles sussex
M3RDZ 60miles Lancs
G0ELJ Birmingham 79miles
GD8EXI running 400w 88miles Isle of man
2W0JYN Rhos 10-15miles
G6WRW kidderminster 67miles
G1JZY Nth Manch 49miles
2E0KVJ Devon 167miles
G0RQL Devon 161miles
G0HRT Southport 41miles
All that on 4-5w from an FT817 into a SOTA dipole ( such well made kit for so simple a design )…really glad i took headphones though.
I might be hooked…again…