In the wake of Storm Doris it was possibly a bit foolish to attempt a SOTA activation, but hey! Thanks to those few that helped me qualify Selworthy Beacon, G/SC-005 today.
Getting to the summit is normally really really easy but today the wind certainly tried very hard to prevent me reaching it. Putting up the EFHW was tricky at the same time trying to ensure all my stuff didn’t blow away! Anyway I managed just 5 QSOs before I gave up; most unlike me as I usually stay on the summit for a while and use a number of bands. Somehow managed to make it back to the car with the pole still intact and I don’t think I lost anything.
I will be activating Dunkery Beacon, G/SC-001, tomorrow morning so I am hoping it wont be so windy.
73 Andrew G4AFI