I activated Black Hill successfully this evening during the UKAC contest. Walking in from the North, I had the “shack” set up by about 19:10z
The wind was fairly strong on the summit and I was lucky to be missed by a few heavy-looking showers.
The trip provided my first experience of the “magic” of the 6m band: the sporadic E was wild! Here’s a map of my QSOs.
It was a unique experience to score >10k in a UKAC using 5W SSB into a non-resonant antenna while working no stations in my own grid square!
I saw a spot for DP9X however I couldn’t copy them. I also couldn’t copy Tom M1EYP on CW, so no S2S contacts unfortunately.
I packed up at 20:50z and remembered to take a Fjelfie on the way back down. I was also treated to a sighting of a Golden Plover.
I made it back to the car just as dusk faded. Definitely worth the trip. My thanks to Tom M1EYP for encouraging me up onto the hills this evening