Activation G/TW-003 Gisborough Moor 17/12/2022

Yesterday I decided to do the summit of Gisborough Moor G/TW-003 which I have done many times as its one of 3 local summits in my area .

I left home a little later than normal due to the weather here at the moment and using 2 local buses to get to Guisborough I popped into the local store to get a few supplies for lunch .

The climb up through the forest was not easy going then I got onto the moor with plenty of snow on the ground

I slowly made my way and eventually got setup with the Yaesu FT891 / Slidewinder DX antenna by M1ECC antenna’s and the trusted 22ah Lifepo battery running 50w

133 logged over 40m 20m and 15m on SSB

Quite a few S2S with OK/EA/IT

May I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and HNY 2023

Catch up soon from another Summit

73 Carl 2E0HPI


Nice photos Carl and well done on all the QSO’s. My lad lives in Middlesborough and G/TW-003 isn’t too far out of the way when I go visit him. I need to get my act together and organise it.

Merry Christmas and and the best for the New Year.

73 Chris M0RSF


Nice one Carl. Thanks for the summit.

Interested in your antenna arrangement. I assume that it’s a spike in the ground holding it upright?

What is the extension rod at the base of the antenna? I guess that effectively makes it mid-loaded (which to my understanding is slightly more efficient than the usual base-loaded configuration).


Thanks for the lovely photos Carl! Hope you didn’t get too cold! :cold_face:

73, Matthew - M0JSB

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Wow, excellent activation in full on chilly conditions!

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