Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LA's in the Lakes

Four Norwegian hams, QRP blogger Mads LA1TPA, Aage LA1ENA, Halvard LA1DNA and Kjell LA1KHA have arrived in the Lake District for a spot of Summits On The Air (SOTA) operating, and to visit the G-QRP Convention on Saturday. The weather forecast isn't that promising for them, but it could be a lot worse. Anyway, they're used to that sort of weather in Norway!

I worked them on Skiddaw at lunch-time, which was fortunate as I'd made an offer for them to come and visit us one evening while they are here and they could not contact me on the number I gave them as the line was not working.

Calls like M/LA1TPA/P caused a few hiccups with the Wainwrights On The Air (WOTA) database so I had to do a bit of fixing this afternoon. I also removed the deleting of duplicate spots for the same station as it was not working correctly and caused minor annoyance for users familiar with SOTAwatch who didn't like their spots being deleted by someone coming along later.

Olga and I are looking forward to playing host to the four Norwegians on Thursday evening. Mads said they are all very keen on beer, so tomorrow we will nip down to Jennings Brewery here in Cockermouth so they can sample the finest brew on the planet.

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