Activation Report for Raw Head G/SP-016 11.08.09 19:00 UTC
Wanted to get this one in again before it was taken off list as it has lost its status as a marilyn:
David 2E0DAI wanted to get it for 1st time so invitation accepted we dual activated it last night.
Parking in usual spot of Coppermine lane, easy walk in to trig, especially easier for me from last time as snowdrift gave me a few worries back in February.
David opted for HF on his 817 and I set up for 2m & 70cm. Shouting for some time on both modes and bands with no Joy, Heard G6VS/P testing his rig in readiness for the 70cm contest due to start any minute . I went back to him and explained where I was, we swapped reports and at least I had one in the log! Upon going back to 2m FM, My Pal Mike M1DAP come back to me and we moved to .400. After Mike came a couple of mobiles so got my 4 to qualify. I was hoping to also get a short sched with Chris G0EXD,as I cannot get him from Home and he followed and listend till it went quiet on 400 and then came in we had a good ragchew. David was struggling on HF as conditions were odd ,so passed mic to him from my station to help him get at least four which he did. Light was fading by now so David went back to 40m for a last attempt and I chased a few 70cm contest calls. descent was in darkness with torches and a bit of an adventure down.
Total of 9 contacts in my log,ensuring I had qualified the summit for the second time:
70cm contacts: G6VS/P, GW4EVX/P (not on a SOTA), M0COP/P, G8ZRE/P.
2m Contacts: M1DAP, G4XQB/M, G1AIV/M, M3NVJ/P, G0EXD,
Thanks to all, logged in database.