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Ingleborough NP-005


#1

Quick report, Was under cloud when arrived at summit,
Made way to trigpoint and was going to set up but was like a motorway, So move to the edge in a small holding set up the long wire for HF, And yep you got it Bloody 50mph wind snapped the sota pole (which is now on flickr.com)…
Sorry to all who was waiting on HF ;-(
Stayed on 145 mhz with M3LUH/P on NP-025, G6LKB/P on LD-049, M1YAM/P on SP-005, For first 3 qso’s then big plie up, Managed to catch Ian G7KXV/P on SP-008,Then moved over to 430mhz where summit was qualified,
Back onto 145mhz, Just in time to work M0RCP/P & M3OOL/P on NP-011 Not very strong even tho on next summit over Whernside. Just managed to work GD3YUM before i came down from a very cold and windy summit,

Hope to catch you all soon

Steve m0sgb


#2

In reply to M0SGB:

Maybe we should start a ‘Pole Pool’ for all the broken SOTA poles, so we can make whole ones out of all the broken ones.

Regards Steve GW7AAV
http://gw7aav.googlepages.com


#3

In reply to M0SGB:
Welcome to the select band of activators with broken poles.

Could we have a trophy for this?

73
Barry GM4TOE


#4

In reply to GM4TOE:
I suggest it is the SALAMANDER award.

Quote from wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamander )see last sentence.

Salamander is the common name applied to approximately 500 amphibians with slender bodies, short legs, and long tails. The moist skin of the amphibians fits them to habitats either near water or under some protection on moist ground, usually in a forest. Some species are aquatic throughout life, some take to the water intermittently, and some are entirely terrestrial as adults. Salamanders superficially resemble lizards, but are easily distinguished by their lack of scales. “They are capable of regenerating lost limbs”.