Yes that was a lot of fun, thanks to everyone for organising it
For once this week, I didn’t wake up at ‘stupid o’clock’ so I was a little later getting out, and had already seen Mickey, 2e0yyy, spot himself before I left the house!
Still, not too far for me to G/WB-015, Callow Hill. R5L was full of Gallipoli stories for the rather short journey, including one from a family whose Great Grandfather, and Grandfather had fought there, the Great Grandfather having been killed, and their Grandfather being wounded. They apparently still had the bullets that were removed from their Grandfather!
Flounders Folly, between the trees at the top of the hill from the ‘car park’
The folly at the top of Callow Hill
Despite it being rather sunny on the way up, once I set up, it started raining, I ended up having to use the waterproof logbook… However, it soon passed and ended up quite pleasant!
Activating point just below the folly
On 20M a total of 26 contacts, 4 VKs made it into the log including s2s with vk100anzac and vi6anzac, the latter being very difficult, sandwiched between 2 very strong Italian stations 1-2K either side with a lot of QRM. Thanks for the persistence in getting the signal reports exchanged!
Further s2s with G6GGP, 2E0YYY, G7LAS, OE5AUL, OE5YYN and EA2BD capped it all.
12M Failed to generate any interest whatsoever, 4M gave me 1 contact and finishing off on 2M brought another 13 contacts before packing up with some menacing looking clouds appearing.
Looking up at the folly as the clouds rolled in.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to chase, and apologies if I missed anyone.
That’s 3 Firsts for me on G/WB-015… It was the first summit I ever activated, the first one I ever had a transatlantic contact from, and the first summit I’ve managed a VK summit from