It's been a good week for 2m CW. On Monday morning, I was late into work because of seeing Russell off on his outward bound trip. Just before popping up to the school to see him off, I had a quick look at 2m and found the GB3VHF beacon a huge signal and the F5XAM beacon much louder than usual.
Don, G3JHM called CQ on CW on 144.300 and a couple of stations called him. To my surprise, he didn't seem to hear F2GL, so I dropped a call in and moved F2GL up 5Khz. We had a quick QSO and I was pleased to find that he was in JN17 - quite a decent distance from here.
On Friday evening, conditions seemed up. I worked a portable on Exmoor through GB3WH as I was driving home. Later in the evening, I called CQ on 144.050 and though there wasn't any real DX I was pleased to work G4WUH/M in Cheltenham, which is a dreadful path from here!
This weekend there's the 144MHz CW contest. Conditions don't seem brilliant but they're certainly above average. I've worked DL0KM and DL1KAW in JO31 already and TM1Y down in JN36 (which I was really pleased with). Hopefully there will be more to work over the next few hours as I get a moment to listen.