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Chasing in Style


#1

Today I decided to combine several hobbies, SOTA, the countryside and drawing.

I took a deck chair up to Axe Edge IO93af:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=sk10+3ja&fb=1&gl=uk&ei=H6sKTOWuB6OqjAfAksGwDg&ved=0CBMQpQY&hl=en&view=map&geocode=FSG9LAMdGEzf_w&split=0&sll=53.263649,-2.143207&sspn=0.000000,0.000000&hq=&hnear=Macclesfield,+Cheshire+SK10+3JA,+United+Kingdom&ll=53.225563,-1.95179&spn=0.018293,0.038581&z=15&layer=c&cbll=53.22558,-1.951407&panoid=WQvk4p_GjvCfKaUYzTSDtw&cbp=12,104.15,,0,12.31

There I carried the deck chair across the moor a few tens of metres and set it up facing East. I attached an aerial and added my FT817 set to monitor 2m SSB. While sketching the view I listened and bagged M3NVJ on Caer Caradoc (FM) and GW8HXE on Mynydd Eppynt SW-018 (who was not spotted it seems). A lovely relaxing way to spend a couple of hours.

73

Richard
G3CWI


#2

In reply to G3CWI:

It looks to me from the Google Maps Street view that maybe you could have left the sketching for a rainy day and sat in front of the PC with a sketch pad ;0)

I tried to combine painting with SOTA not so long ago, working from my photographs. I consider myself quite artistic and I had been inspired by my aunt’s water colours. Unfortunately I ended up with a brown soggy mess every time. Either I need to do a night school course in water colours or I will try acrylics or oils next time. Oh well back to Photoshop for now.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BYcrTTShvYrnmdbK_-GdGA?feat=directlink

Steve GW7AAV