In reference to my activation of Calf Top on Friday 11th June, I would like to thank everyone that came in as chasers it was very much appreciated
Calf Top is the steepest hill I have ever climbed it is only a mile but believe me it felt like 20, there is no easy way up from Barbondale, it’s just straight up and each year the heather is getting taller and harder to manoeuvre around, but once you have got so far it’s got to be done
In all I made 11 contacts on 2mts, and 4 contacts on 4mts, there was a lot of interference on 2 which I could only put down to atmospheric condition, I used a J Pole, home constructed from 300 ohm ladder feed and mounted on a 7 metre telescopic grp mast.
The weather was very cold and windy so it did not encourage me to stay longer. The descent was harder than the climb to the summit and far more intimidating, but I got back to tell the tale, I am afraid this is one hill I will not attempt again, from the steep side anyway.
Thanks again to all those who supported me, without you I wouldn’t do it
Here’s to the next time on another hill