I would like to publicly thank Mickey 2E0YYY for his support in offering to supply radio and antenna equipment, which enabled me to activate my first ‘G’ summit Shining Tor G/SP-004. Today’s activation is the culmination of many emails over a five month period.
Activating a summit on 2m FM in VK1 on a good day, might net the activator 6 chasers and less for 2m SSB. At Shining Tor, I netted 28 chasers on 2m FM alone, followed by 30 chasers on HF bands. The 2m pileup started at 15:52 UTC and continued for the best part of 1 hour.
Thanks Mickey for a fun packed 2 hours on Shining Tor. The cold wind eventually got to me. Thanks for the opportunity to undertake a dual activation, with your help I now have my first completed G SOTA peak. For the readers who aren’t aware, since late 2013, Mickey and I have been working S2S on 20m between summits in the UK and Australia. No shortage of G peaks in my SOTA chaser log.
Enough of my activation details. I’m reliably informed today’s activation of Shining Tor is Mickey’s 100th activation of G/SP-004. Congratulations Mickey, a proud day for you and great to watch as you worked through the 4 qualifying chasers. Well done!