|SOTA ID:| G/LD-053|
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|Height: |270 m (886 ft)|
|Grid ref:| SD382973|
|QTH Locator:| IO84MI|
|Lat: 54.367315 |Long: -2.951298|
Claife Heights is a very different summit this year following Storm Arwen! The forest around the summit is now all felled and there are only a few lone trees left. It’s really quite depressing as the woods were lovely there. The view from the summit, which used to be a sneeky peak at the Howgills and not much else, is now almost 360 degress.
The bands were in excellent condition today, especially 10m which was wide open. I could hear a Turkish station on 10m FM for example. I had limited time as the weather was due to come in. Today I was using the IC-705 with Chameleon MPAS2.0. It was showing high SWR on 40m, so apologies for me moving on quickly. I need to check everything as I had the same issue on High Street recently.
I timed the ferry just right both on the way across Lake Windermere and back again. It is £2 each way on a motorbike, bargain!
For comparison, this is what the view from the summit used to be like in 2018:
and the woods on the approach: