DoH! Wondered why I couldn't log in with my old credentials - lesson learned - READ THE EMAIL PROPERLY..
Well I'm back on board.
Dusted off all my kit, and although nothing really happening, caught the bug again.
I was going to build a goto box with for my Grant II - but thought again, and in a moment of "buy something new" - I invested in an Albrecht AE2990 with a HyFlex 54 antenna...
I'll be taking it out with me when I walk the hound...
While digging around in my man cave - I found a Baofeng UV5R+ that I purchased a few years ago (and forgot about) - another hour or so searching for the prog lead - I swiftly installed chirp and loaded up 16 446 channels.
I'm surrounded (on three sides) with coastline, and inland some decent high ground. Lets see what that produces.
I will post some pics when I suss out how and will keep you updated.