With heavy rain forecast today I wasn
t going to travel far. The latest forecast was for heavy showers so I settled on a pointless (for me) activation of my local summit G/SP-004 Shining Tor. On arrival at the summit I met James G7MLO & Tom M3XFG who were on 2m FM. After setting up for 2m SSB I beamed to DL to try & work Lutz on DM/RP-001. Nothing heard from Lutz although I could hear DR2010N from Essen at 5/7. Just as I was about to change to HF Lutz called in & the contact was made, 701km on 2m ssb under flat conditions, then the qsb struck so I dont know if Jörg was calling me. I did monitor for a while with the beam towards DL.
d to HF doing 40/20m then rounded off with another go on 2m both FM/SSB. In all, 122 qsos with 17 s2s contacts. Todays lizard count was 2 seen & 1 caught for closer inspection. Lots of swallows seen (my first this year) - out again tomorrow somewhere wx permitting.
Thanks to all callers. 73.
ps wx was nice sunny spells with 13 - 14C
pps nice to hear some Es on 10m