Thanks to all who made the effort to get out of bed early and listen for me. It was much appreciated. It nearly didn’t happen, for I dozed off (again) after my first alarm setting, but this time for 30 minutes until the second one went off. Thankfully, I was then able to get cracking and made up much of the lost time.
I was calling CQ on 3.653MHz SSB just after 7am local on Thursday 26th May 2011, and it didn’t take long to be working the chasers. Nine QSOs were made - 7 into G, and one each into GW and GM. I then worked two of the stations again on 3.557MHz CW. It looks like everyone who voted for the ‘winner’ (80m SSB) was true to their word and called me. I heard Geoff G6MZX calling, but he had disappeared when I called him in.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to hear someone on The Cloud well enough to make contact.
Wow! Amazing that this summit could still be rare or elusive for someone!
The rain arrived at 0620z, and I packed up and left. It was quite heavy by the time I reached the car on Cloudside, but the heater dried me off on the drive to work.
Pity that I wasn’t heard in Germany, but I will be activating again tomorrow morning, so…
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