Wednesday, 28 June 2017

G/LD-58 Arnside Knott

G/LD-58 Arnside Knott
  
21/06/2017

Painful activation

Val and I had intended to activate quite a few SOTA summits whilst we were staying in Carnforth but I had incurred a work related back injury which prevented further SOTA summits after a painful Arnside Knott activation…on the mend now I hope....
Plenty of tracks to the summit from the car park at SD 449773
Plenty of room to park
Welcome to Arnside Knott
Trig in view.....it would soon be raining
Only  4 contacts on 2m despite a second spot from Mark M6VMS so I quickly moved on to the KX2 and 60m without having to get up
10:14z
M0LKB
144MHz
FM
Andrew
10:17z
M6VMS
144MHz
FM
Mark
10:18z
G7OEM
144MHz
FM
Tony
10:18z
G4RQJ
144MHz
FM
Rob
Conditions were difficult but I was delighted that 11 chasers made my log with those from EI and GI being the strongest.
10:32z
GW3UEP
5MHz
SSB
Roger
10:35z
M0JLA
5MHz
SSB
Rod
10:36z
EI3GYB
5MHz
SSB
Michael
10:37z
G0RQL
5MHz
SSB
Don
10:37z
GW0PLP
5MHz
SSB
Don
10:37z
G7BGA
5MHz
SSB
Geoffrey
10:38z
EI9GLB
5MHz
SSB
Jim
10:40z
G0VWP
5MHz
SSB
Terry
10:41z
G0FVH
5MHz
SSB
David
10:43z
G4IAR
5MHz
SSB
Dave
10:46z
GI4ONL/P
5MHz
SSB
Victor
Bothy bag deployed as it was raining
With my back really hurting now I thought I would give 40m a go and sure enough I had 4 contacts starting with my friend Roger who lives only a few miles away from my home QTH.  Karl M4FEH was next up with his 10 watts followed by Don RQL with a 5/7 each way.  Andrew G4AFI finally made my log after a few long signal report exchanges.  Sadly Rob PA0B and Mike DJ5AV never completed with me as our signals were suffering some deep QSB…sorry.
10:55z
GW3UEP
7MHz
SSB
Roger
10:58z
M3FEH
7MHz
SSB
Karl
11:00z
G0RQL
7MHz
SSB
Don
11:01z
G4AFI
7MHz
SSB
Andrew

Towards Grange over Sands
Towards Morecambe Bay


My activation set up:-  (HF) Elecraft KX2 (4Ah LiPo), Antenna - 3 band link dipole (60/40/20 (+15m extensions +80m loading coils),  (VHF) Yaesu FT270 (5watts) into a ‘cable tie’ dipole,. Antenna support - 7m Fishing pole.

Thanks everyone for the contacts

73 Allan GW4VPX