Plan was to get a simple summit from my SP list out of the way, and the day started off nice and sunny. No forecast of rain, cold but we can put up with that.
Set off in plenty of time, traffic on M6 quiet to what I have seen it in past. Got to Parking spot using Richards TOM TOM POI. Walked the short distance to summit Trig, same problem as G4OIG & G4MD had on Saturday, Muddy and bit slippy. Set up the Beam for 2M Vertical on fencepost, Noise from Transmitters Booming in on all Frequencies!!!
Decided to move to Square Brick Building and put it between myself and Masts, worked fine so long as I stayed in a 4 foot square. Used the NR77 antenna with a BNC Adaptor. This summit was fast becoming hard work but persevere young man I said.
Thanks for Lee M0LMP poor signal first contact but said he would spot me. Thanks to Andy M3ZMO/M for being my 1st Mobile contact on a SOTA Activation. after 10 Contacts and a lot of hard work avoiding the Transmitters noise I decide to call it a day if not called.
Had a Brew and then QRT sorry I never even attempted 70cms as the noise was worse on that band. Thanks to Mike GW0DSP for final updated Spot.
2 SP Summits down 15 to go.
One photo from Raw Head on Flicker group,up to now, none from this Summit.