In reply to G4MD:
Congratulations Clifford, on a very competent first activation
I heard your first QSO from G/LD-049 on Sunday, which was a reply to a CQ call by a G4 if I remember correctly? I followed the G4 & yourself (& Grandad) up to 145.550 & when the QSO finished, I asked if you could QSY up to 145.575.
It was a real pleasure to work you & I have to say you must have done a fair bit of listening, because you certainly know how to operate a radio & how to handle a pile-up, which I am certain you were not expecting!
Your family should be proud of you, & you can rightly be proud of yourself for a superbly conducted first activation. You were a lot more organised than I was on mine, that’s for sure!
I can only echo the comments made above, & wish you many years of fun with amateur radio
Best wishes & a huge well done!