Coming from the flat lands of Suffolk it’s not often M3XFG and I get to activate a summit. However, during family camping trips to the far west of Cornwall for the last few years we have taken along radio gear in the hope that one year we get the chance of reasonable weather to activate Watch Croft.
This year the weather was superb as Tom and I set out for the trig at the top, the gentle breeze keeping us cool in the sun and the views of the Atlantic over the cliffs were stunning.
The trig pillar at the top provided a drop in for the 10m pole and we set up a simple wire vertical for 40m with wire counter poise. With 40 watts from the '857 there was a steady run of chasers for 45 minutes until the SLAB started to drop off. Backed off the output to 20 watts and then finished with a summit to summit with OK/PA3FYG/P on OK/KR-067 thanks to a tip off from G4WSB that he was a couple of Kcs away.
Thank you to all the chasers for making this a very pleasant and satisfying activation.