Tuesday 2nd February 2016 - 2m UKAC
The most likely options struck me as operating from the home shack, or operating from my car on Merryton Low, or maybe Warrilow Hill, given the dire weather forecast. However, by 7pm, everything outside seemed much calmer than the Met Office had predicted, so I went for The Cloud G/SP-015.
I was rewarded with the weather remaining “relatively” benign albeit cold all night. OK, it was very windy, but nothing that my portable gear couldn’t handle, and I sheltered myself by the topograph.
72 QSOs, all 2m SSB, squares worked: IN99, IO64, 74, 81, 82, 83, 85, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, JO00, 01, 02, 03. Then straight home to watch my Tivo box recordings of Match of the Day and Celebrity Big Brother…
Sunday 7th February 2016 - 70cm AFS
Back to The Cloud G/SP-015 once more. Half the activity (of a typical Tuesday night event) in nearly twice the time window made this a bit of a yawnfest.
41 QSOs, mainly 70cm SSB with a couple on CW. Squares worked: IO74, 80, 81, 82, 83, 91, 92, 93, JO01, 02.