While not a classic expedition it was a success. One of the lads passed his Foundation earlier in the day losing just one mark so he was happy to be on the radio. Quite a few contacts made on 2m - handheld only. HF was dire, not only because of the conditions but because of a continuous S8 electrical noise across 20m and 40m. We concluded that an insulator on a nearby run of pylons must be arcing. That made HF a rather unsatisfactory affair. We did make a few contacts on 20 - best signal was Mike DJ5AV.
Throughout the whole time we were up there, a local(?) chap expounded his unique take on science subjects. 5 minutes would have been enough but he was there when we arrived and still there when we left
The lads were very nervous speasking on the air but grew more confident towards the end.
Thanks to all callers.
Rob - callsign TBA