On several occasions over the past few months there have been grumbles from certain quarters about a lack of 2m voice activations. Well, from an activators point of view, I must say that I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of stations to work on 2m SSB on Saturday, despite 5 fairly rare MW summits being on offer. Had it not been for stalwarts such as G4JZF, G0NES, G3RMD, G4MD and G0RQL, I could have failed to qualify the first couple of summits on 2m. It is not as though I run 5 watts to a quarter wave and those I did work were at a good strength. Paul G4MD was also out portable on 3 summitsat the same time as I was, so there was a reasonable amount going on. So no more grumbles please - and when the opportunity is offered, take advantage of it.
On a similar subject, if anyone is wondering what happened to my HF operations, I worked just 5 stations on 10.116MHz CW on the first summit and then had no response to my CQ calls on the next two. I did not have time on my fourth summit to activate the band and by the time I was on my fifth summit I decided to extend my operation time and test out my 432MHz SOTA equipment instead. Apologies if anyone was looking for me on those two. Looking at the spots record, I see that most of the action was on 7MHz CW anyway.