In reply to G4SSH:
Agreed 100% on 30m Roy, it’s a superb EU/G band. I’m busy constructing a new linked dipole for…80/60/40/30 for sota activations on my little 1 pointers.
As for Klaus, what can I say? To me, Klaus is the ultimate in /P operation, he is always a super signal no matter what the cndx are like, I think I have only failed to make the contact with him once since I joined the sota programme, he always finds a band/mode which gets through, also I really appreciate the way that he will always take the time to send qrs for the slower guys before going qrt, it’s great operating practice and has encouraged many a qrs op.
Believe it or not Roy, you are a better signal from Cornwall on your vert ant than you are from your home qth, must suit the skip distance better, or the low angle of radiation from the vert does the trick.
To you Cris, good luck with your first activation, I’ll be listening for you.
Be warned though, as I was, activating is very addictive and you will want to be on a summit regularly, especially on those days when there are only a few alerts for sota.
73 Mike GW0DSP