Sorry to those chasing me on 30M, there was a sudden deluge of rain and wind which forced me to QRT. Shame really as I was just getting into the CW and hoped to try 20M. It was bad wx in the morning but by early PM it looked OK albeit very windy - I thought the pole wasnt going to survive but it did.
When I started I heard Hermann OE5HCE on OE/OO-375 in full swing on 7118 so I thought it would be nice to begin with a S2S. However, 40M SSB can be a zoo sometimes and also I spend most of my SOTA time chasing so I know how enthusiastic we chasers can be. It took some time to break in. Thanks for the UK stations that tried to help, much appreciated. There is not really an answer to this common scenario but S2S on 40M SSB with QRP can be v hard. Perhaps activators could leave a slot for S2S to break in and if a chaser hears a S2S then please help the poor guy out !
Anyway thanks to all the chasers and I managed 3 S2S so not bad. If the wx had held out it would have been more fun though. Having said that the XYL was beginning to get bored and cold !
I hope to activate Walbury Hill G/SE-001 tomorrow on my way home so hope to catch you on the bands.
73s Andrew G4AFI