On 21st July 2012 I found myself, along with Chloe M0GEJ, on Flat Holm Island. Flat Holm is a small island in the Bristol Channel and is part of the EU-124 island group for IOTA. As we would be on the island for around 7 hours I thought I would take along the Elecraft KX1 and a vertical antenna and try to make some QSOs as MW0PCB/P as Flat Holm is in Wales.
Sadly for a number of reasons I only managed a single QSO on 20m CW in the end, before falling asleep for an hour or so before having to pack up and wander back for the boat. A couple of nodes on the Reverse Beacon Network had picked up my CQ calls though so I was getting out.
Having made an attempt at a backpack visit I now have learned some interesting lessons which will hopefully lead to a more successful trip back to Flat Holm for next time.