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200th activation from a little peak in Northumberland


#1

The sunshine beckoned and I answered the call.

Sadly I failed to fulfill my goal of a complete for Gerald G4OIG but we tried.

New boots being broken in (or is it me being broken in?) just in case I need heavy duty ones for LD event this weekend.

Snaps, maps and no narrative …and per Ken’s (K6HPX) request I didn’t lean too hard on the trig point and its still standing.

Paul
M0SNA/W6PNG


#2

You had similar WX to when I did it a few years back. It’s an absolute treasure of summit. Bit boring marching through the trees then out onto the moor and some splendid views for a wee hill. Well worth doing again.


#3

Right on Andy!

This is one of the biggest draws of SOTA for me, in that I’ve been to so many peaks that I probably would never go to, march through some random countryside/wilderness to be confronted by a fabulous view.

What’s that MasterCard tag line…“priceless”?

Paul


#4

Long Crag G/SB-008 was my 7th activation way back in 2006 and it remains my longest Non-Complete, closely followed by Houseden Hill G/SB-010. It is unfortunate that I wasn’t at the /A QTH today, but that’s life. Many thanks for the heads up anyway Paul.

73, Gerald


#5

Gerald

It’s on my list to activate soon.

PM me when you might be back in Northumberland.

Paul


#6

I saw your spots and listened for you Paul but unfortunately nothing heard by me down here in southern Bavaria.

73 Ed.


#7

Thanks for trying Ed.

Propagation definitely odd as I had contacts out 700 miles to Dresden (on 20m) and then 700 miles to HB9-land on 40m.

Paul


#8

The vageries of conditions - your second 40m frequency had a great big carrier on it - you probably wouldn’t hear it and that station possibly didn’t hear you, but that’s skip distances for you! You’d be about 730 miles or 1175 km away from me - so about as far as the others but sometimes the signals just dont make it!

73 Ed.


#9

Paul, Congrats on the 200 summits!
Ken