In reply to M1EYP:
All your comments noted! My choice of summit was decided by a number of factors. I am aware of RSGB contests, having read your posts on the reflector. I studied the VHFCC website for the rules before setting off from home.
I work 1400 till 2130 each week day, so yesterday’s fun evening was a one-off. I booked a day’s annual leave, because I was jealous last week of people playing radio in the sunshine, whilst I was stuck at work soldering telecoms waveguide diplexers!
I considered activating Rombalds Moor NP-028, which is my nearest 1 pointer. I was making my mind up when I heard Geoff, G4CPA, who lives close to me, on 2m having a simplex QSO one night. ( I hardly ever turn on a radio at home, so this was sheer coincidence). I heard him say he was going to activate Rombalds for the fun night.
I then quite fancied doing Sharp Haw, but then my (over-cautious!) ‘safety circuit’ tripped in - I’ve never been up Sharp Haw, and I wanted to activate a summit that I’d been to before so I could navigate without any problems should it become dark.
I decided on Ingleborough because I know the route well from Ingleton and it’s worth 6 points, so it makes the ‘spend’ of annual leave more worthwhile!
I don’t think I’ll be doing the fun evening for a while, because my annual leave is rapidly getting used this year! If I did play out again on fun evening, I’d probably do it from Rombalds Moor NP-028 (about 20 mins drive from my QTH).
I’m thinking my next weekend activation will be Sharp Haw and I won’t bother with 2m FM, then I won’t get stuck there!!!
73 Colin M0CGH