Last night I checked my 5el 70cm beam would turn OK and I plugged in the antenna to the rig and tuned around the SSB part of 70cm. NOTHING heard at all. Very odd, as I was at least expecting to hear some of the locals. Then the penny dropped. It was a Monday evening and the UKAC sessions are on Tuesdays! For some reason I had it in my head that yesterday was Tuesday. Nor only that, but I was 35 minutes late for our regular Monday evening net on 144.575MHz. By the time I appeared all had gone.
All being well I shall be on the 70cm UKAC session tonight, Tuesday. Yes, double check, today is Tuesday, June 9th 2015.
Some times I feel such a fool.....
UPDATE 2200z: In the end on the right night, I entered the 70cm June leg of the RSGB UKAC contest. In all 5 stations (only) worked. Although I heard GW, I was unable to raise him.
|70cm UKAC June 9th - stations worked tonight with 5W/5el|