I’ll be QRV on 2m FT8 and 6m FT8 from The Cloud this evening. I’ve not seen any alert from Stuart @G1ZAR but it wouldn’t surprise me if he is QRV from a summit too.
No S2S as it turned out, and only one that I recognised as an active SOTA chaser - thanks Stewart @G0LGS.
Not a bad night though. 39 QSOs:
6m FT8 - 13 QSOs
6m FT4 - 2 QSOs
2m FT8 - 24 QSOs
DXCCs: G, GM, GI, EI
Pity I couldn’t add W to that. I did note a spot from Tom @N2YTF saying that I’d been received in the US according to PSKreporter.
I decoded you several times, but you were in QSOs at the time.
I was active on 2m FT8 from about 2130 to 2230 local time! I ended up with 17 QSOs Tom
Must admit, it was nice to contest with the volume down on the radio, meant I could watch the iPlayer in the background.
Will certainly try and make it on for the next MGM 2m contest, albeit from the comfort of the shack
29th December is the next and final session for the MGMACs this year.
Didn’t do radio last night as a change in personal circumstances means I have to limit my radio outings and had already been out Sunday.
That, and I was collecting a dish for QO-100 (which later turned into two dishes, 1 for home and 1 portable).
Misquoted or I mis posted----It should have been that I saw you reported on pskreporter and I was calling just in case the band opened to the states…you never know, someone has to be first to find the opening!
I think I checked on pskreporter to confirm you were on because I saw an alert but no spot.
It looked like you were getting out pretty well and I am so jealous you have so much 6m and 2m FT8/4 in your neck of the woods! What power/antenna were you running on 6m?
FYI I can operate the home shack on FT8/WSJT modes remotely from 160m-6m and will try any SOTA station I even have a minuscule chance of working…I just need a little heads up or best a spot on sotawatch as typically I can’t sit and just watch the band. I am ready basically all waking hours to take a few min to make a contact and really love my SOTA FT8 contacts as in my high noise QTH its my best chance at working QRP stations. Unfortunately if there is no spot on sotawatch I have to use pskreporter to check say the last 15 min for an activator and that website is now unreliable on my smart phone…
I wonder if the meteor scatter mode could have had a chance to W…
All noted Tom. My excitement that a skimmer had heard me in the USA is now well and truly extinguished!
As it was a contest event, it would have been “bad form” to post a self-spot - hence why I didn’t.
I was running 5 watts from the FT-817 on both bands - 2m and 6m.