These two pairs of pictures, the top from 2007 and the lower from 2008 gave me reason to look back at last year’s Feedback - our society newsletter - to see what’s changed over the year. I concluded that I’m now a bit older and a bit wiser – at least one of those is moving in the right direction! In 2007 I reported on the aftermath of the January storms and my entry in the 432MHz AFS. The AFS was much the same as last year - rather poor conditions, but this time activity was boosted by a French contest and with portable stations coming on the air at intervals as they reached their hilltop sites to brave the February elements.
I was also rather late on, so only made 25 QSOs, with the best DX being 230km in IO93.”
The other pair of pictures is somewhat happier. At least this year I was able to take my HF vertical tribander down ahead of the recent storms, thereby avoiding last year’s bent mast, which also stretched my 80m inverted-V.”